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The drive to Bishop meant that we had to go through Death Valley. We had been told that we wouldn't be allowed to stop in Death Valley due to the Government Shutdown otherwise we would be fined by the rangers. The roads in Death Valley are either straight for miles on end or unbelievable bendy up mountains. We drove for miles without seeing another …
... patches of snow on the sides of the highway. Passed snowmobile adventure flats void of snow. Fellow has bicycle in back of his pickup rather than a snowmobile which I think would be more typical this time of year. Must've been temperature depression or something as we're 8036 feet at a summit and it's creeping up -- now 2 degrees.
Well, I have stood and walked in ...
... vehicles) that I'm convinced are looking on in amusement at our (not subtlety coloured and entirely inappropriate) car creeping along at 5mph. In the end I gave up, did a u-turn, and shamefully retreated back to town on the main road, oh well! In the evening we ate at a place Pete had read about called the Texas Smoke House, it was rough and ready but super tasty. Then we hit the Whiskey Creek saloon for a beer. Good beer, good food, good views, great day. ...
... said if he fixes it, we will feast like kings for breakfast. I was bummed at facing having to hike out the next morning with no warm meal beforehand. (It would turn out he got the stove running in the morning though)
Then I faced my third and final night of insomnia. However, I did sleep longer this night than any of the others. Overnight, I got my period in full force, I would find out in the morning. But it was all worth it in order to see the amazing Hungry Packer Lake basin today!
... lunch. I really had my heart set on camping in the granite basin 6.5 miles in. We kept going and I was really exhausted.
Anytime someone came from the other direction, I would ask how much further to Blue Lake. They all would say its quite a ways, and there is a lot more uphill. So I was not comforted by people coming the other way. After a while, my Dad convinced me that we should stop to eat. We took our packs off and ate lunch.
Then we got started again, and it ...
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We stayed here for the night. It was good it a little squashy. The pool was nice but again a little small.
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