Day 80: (20 miles)
mile 1032.5 – 1052.5
Nothing much to report with the exception that the trail was fairly easy on our feet, thus the 20 miles.
We were hoping to hook up with our friend Jim who has a place in Markleyville, but we were unable to connect. Our best guess was this was the week or so that Jim was on his own backpacking trip. He is an avid backpacker and leant us two of his bear canister collection. He is known for his gourmet cooking both on and off the trail. He’s been known to hike in supply goodies and adult beverages (champagne, lapu lapus, beer) before his big trips to ensure he and his friends are living large regardless of where in the wilderness you are. We rested at Hwy 4 for a bit…just in case for some reason he drove by (stranger things have happened) and then began our last part of the day adding a few more miles. We settled on Upper Kinney Lake.