Monthly Archives: May 2014

To summit or not to summit …

Day 56: (14 miles) mile 751 – 766 (Crabtree Meadows) Today was a relatively “easy” day as we mostly followed a 10000ft contour line. Of course there were descents and ascents taking us to water and our first “river” crossing.  … Continue reading

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Up we go…

Day 55: (7 miles) Chicken Spring Lake 11230 ft Up right on time 5:30 am. Can’t seem to get past that time any more even when sleeping in a motel. So, up we go and make plans to eat breakfast … Continue reading

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Lone Pine

Day 54: (18.7 miles) mile 730.8 – 745 + 2.9 to Horseshoe Meadow Max elevation 10651 ft This morning was not as cold as the previous one.  We are able to get moving fairly quickly and are walking before 7am.  … Continue reading

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Winter wonderland

Day 53: (16.3 miles) mile 714.5 – 730.8 Last night was bitter cold as the skies were crystal clear and the stars shined brightly.  Our Western Mountaineering 20 bags worked perfectly… even better with them zipped together.  The water we … Continue reading

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Sierra Mts. here we come

Day 52: (14 miles) mile 702 – 716 (South fork of Kern river) Figured we try and get out today. My shin feels pretty good and the skies appear to be clearing.  We pack our packs and have a bit … Continue reading

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Zero 12-15 (unplanned)

Day 49-51 miles 0 Day 49:  We awoke the next morning to the sound of a rooster crowing and I had slid off my pad and nearly off the ground cover.  Paul was wrapped tightly in his bag migrating as … Continue reading

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Mind over matter

Day 48: (15.95 miles) mile 686.8 – 702 to Kennedy Meadows Up early again. No breakfast or coffee. Should be cooler today but we don’t want to chance it.  We want to be able to make it to Kennedy Meadows … Continue reading

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