Day 68: (14 miles)
Slept in a bit…food coma again, but still up and packed in time to score breakfast and a boat ride back (actually nearer) to the trail that will intersect with the PCT. The harder and faster we walk, the sooner to Mammoth. We’re jonesing for a real bed, a shower (if not a jacuzzi) and new shoes. Mileage today was fairly uneventful… Unless you count being caught in a thunder/lightning storm just as we came over Silver Pass…we have all the luck!
It wasn’t too bad, in that the lightning was never that close and we really didn’t get wet, namely because it hailed tiny snow balls on us for about an hour as we worked our way down into the tree line. We passed several JMT hikers on their way to VVR and finally camped at Lake Virginia. Both our feet were screaming…especially our toes. Awesome campsite out of the wind, but hard to get a good night’s sleep with the constant chorus of frogs, and believe it or not a bird or two, throughout the night.