Monthly Archives: March 2013

July 18th . . . am I finally solo?

7:35 a.m. I made it all the way to Twin Lakes last night (but stayed up on the trail, in the trees) with just enough light to set up the tent and cook.  I camped with an older gentleman––Dave Porter, … Continue reading

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July 17th . . . disappointment

I woke up this morning, expecting to hit the trail on my own and leave the guys at least a day behind, but unfortunately, Manny, of all people, convinced “Skot” to move on. That was a bummer. Then Scott burned … Continue reading

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July 16th . . . what was on that missing page?

11 a.m. Arrived here at the Kings River junction at 10:30 and spent half an hour talking to a backpacker, who told me that Tyndall Creek is probably the last crossing of any difficulty and that’s all the way on … Continue reading

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July 15th . . .

7:30 a.m. . . . As I had hoped for, the clouds passed over in the night and not a drop of rain touched me, however, the morning dew is still heavy and my bag is soaked. Even so, it … Continue reading

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July 14th . . . Kingdom of the Clouds

At the moment I am in McClure Meadow and working my way up, towards Muir Pass, which is probably another nine lovely miles.  I let Scott and Manny leave before me––Scott becoming somewhat of a drag. For one, we do not share … Continue reading

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July 13th . . . and no good trees to be had . . . Marie Lake

Woke up to the justified ( sort of) ranting of Scott––he was so pissed that we had all hung our food from the same branch––which was just about the only one in town––it wasn’t worth reminding him that all the … Continue reading

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July 12th . . . And I thought I only took 13 days . . . Ha!

The sun is just now warming our bones and drying our gear.  Yesterday we left the comforts of Vermilion and headed for our first obstacle––the raging waters of Bear Creek.  The hiking was good, if only for the fact that … Continue reading

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