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... included drinks with some newly made friends - Jack made friends with a little boy name Grady and we enjoyed chatting with his parents and their friends. We had an incredible time doing something very new to us and I think that is the whole purpose of travelling. By the time I get the opportunity to post this, we will be onto stage 4 of our adventure - driving the coast and then onto Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, etc. Should be fun. Hope you are all well.
... much colder up here.
As we entered the Giant Forest we could see many large trees. Even the biggest pickup trucks or SUVs looked like a dwarf next to them, so imagine our Toyorta Yaris :) Later on we learnt that the Giant Forest contained five out of the ten largest trees in the world. They say that at least one species lives longer, one has a greater diameter, three grow taller, but none is larger than the sequoia tree, which comes from the volume of its ...
... to do some journaling while still "warm" in my bag. Once there was some sunlight, I realized that I could actually see some of my own face out of my left eye. I have taken a few morning "selfies" along the way and saw them and saw that my face is showing the signs of exhaustion, wind burn, dehydration and general thrashing. I knew that there was some serious swelling around my eye / eyes and my poor burnt and blistered lips. Having still a ...
... cold, scared and needed strength. I just kept thinking about the harsh wind that I could hear sweeping down from the mountain like a freight train and wondering if it would tear my little tent down. Probably six or more times the sound of that wind woke me up and I prayed for protection from it. The tent never even ruffled much and between wake ups I slept soundly.
Tyndall Creek to Guitar Lake
Ascending: 2558 ft
Descending: 1911 ...
... my position about a quarter of a mile behind. It was sweet and emotional though to think about how happy she was to join him after his long, personal stretch alone on the length of the JMT.
We took some time to rest, gather and filter our water and have some lunch on the lake shore. Craig mentioned later how good and strange it seemed to have so many voices and chatter around him at that point. I changed my socks and put on clean, dry ones ...