Mt. Williamson Motel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... tire for a spare.
Fortunately, the closest town with a tire store was only 25 min away so we were able to buy 2 new tires. We were on our way with a delay of a couple of hours.
We had another driving day on Tues. We’d decided to stop at the Patagonia store in Reno since we were so late. There our friend John came by, as he was in Reno to ...
... order to avoid collapsing the snow bridge on the pass. Forester Pass is officially the highest point of the PCT. When we arrived here, we took many pictures. The north slope of the pass had much snow with amazing views. Getting down was a little tricky, involving route finding and post-holing, since the afternoon sun had softened the snow enough to make you sink in. At one point, I sank waist deep in ...
... at the peak, feeling our summit fever kick in. We took many breaks today. The best break was when we drank the beers that Hummingbird cached for us near mile 743.85. Apparently when she got off trail, she hiked back up it to leave us this beer. We were so grateful. We will buy her breakfast lunch and dinner next time we hit town. She plans to get back on the trail tomorrow and hopefully meet us a Crabtree Meadows (mile 766). After 15 or so miles, we made ...
... indeed awesome. With all this food down, I was carb loaded and ready for the next 12 miles and 2500 foot climb. Man, was I hiking fast uphill. The other hikers I past were spooked by me, maybe because I was all breathing like a train, charging up the mountain. They definitely let me pass them. I was definitely doing better than yesterday. I was on fire. When I saw a clear view of the Owens Valley and the town of Ridgecrest, CA higher up the ridge, I had to stop to see if I ...
... way to canada.
I left the next day with many of those people. It was may 9th, we were over a month ahead of the usual date that people enter the high Sierra. But we all didn't think we were to crazy because the snowpack for the year was only at 9% of an average year. Even so, it was going to be cold, and storms could blow in at anytime.
It was a beautiful sunny morning when we left but to prove that anything could happen just an hour into walking the rain and snow ...