6/18/17 – The Long Way to Reno

Day 56 Miles: 0 “We can get a ride to Bishop,” Dave said. “Maybe all the way to Reno. I’m going to find out details.” It was 8:30 on Sunday morning and my… Continue reading

6/17/17 – Headaches

Day 55 Miles 0 I mentioned once before that there is not much rest to be had during rest days. Lone Pine turned out to be our busiest zero day yet. We rose… Continue reading

6/16/17 – So Long Sierra

Day 54 Miles: 735.27 to 745 The sun rose above the horizon and colored our morning with red hues. The alpenglow was especially beautiful on the rugged bark of surrounding trees and the… Continue reading

6/15/17 – Of Bugs and Views

Day 53 Miles: 719.00 to 735.27 Ancient trees, fabulous rock formations, and snow capped peaks in the distance. That’s a quick summary of today. And mosquitoes. I can’t forget the mosquitoes. They were… Continue reading

6/14/17 – The Lovely Sound of Water

Day 52 Miles: 702 to 719 We walked out of Kennedy Meadows and officially left the desert behind. The scenery changed, instead of expanses of dry dirt we walked through meadows, and there… Continue reading

6/13/17 – Hanging Around Kennedy Meadows 

Day 51 Miles: 0 I was not feeling my best in the morning, combination of dust and dry environment, I suspect, that made my throat sore and sinuses plugged.  I was not in… Continue reading

6/12/17 – Welcome to the Sierra

Day 50 Miles: 689.06 to 702 Does the trail warn us? Or does it just test us? That’s a question I asked myself on the morning when I opened the vestibule of our… Continue reading

6/11/17 – Walking on the Windy Side

Day 49 Miles: 668.69 to 689.06 The morning was beautifully quiet with just a hint of color in the clouds that hovered high above us. I think we were the first ones out… Continue reading

6/10/17 – Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Day

Day 47 Miles: 652 to 668.69 Just as he promised, the trail angel picked us up at Lake Isabella Motel at 6:00 a.m. During a conversation with Sunkist yesterday he suggested he would… Continue reading

6/9/17 – Busy Rest Day

Day 47 Miles: 0 Sometimes there are not many chores that have to be done on zero day but generally rest days are not about resting at all. Today Dave and I had… Continue reading