Day 59: (0 miles)
With a good meal at the local taco stand (only open Tues-Thurs) and a good night’s sleep we were up early to hitch to Lone Pone for breakfast at the Alabama Cafe, laundry and a visit to the outfitters (Elevation) to get Paul’s trekking poles fixed and the market for resupply.
We were picked up almost immediately by a avid hiker and trail runner, Mike. We talked about the trail and the snow conditions which made him feel better about nixing the idea his daughter (college age) had to do a section of the Sierras this week as he had redirected her to Mt. San Jacinto. He dropped us off at the cafe and gave us his cell number to call, when we got to Mammoth. Cool beans. Once chores were done, we hitched back and prepped for a 6am departure.