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I now officially have a trail name!
For those who don't know, a trail name is often given to long distance hikers in the US, particularly those attempting big sections of the PCT or Appalachian trail, It makes it easier to identify people and is part of the whole culture. I've wanted one for a long time.
I am now officially known as 'Skywalker'. This is both a reference to Star Wars (being taught everything trail related by another hiker ...
... next half of an hour swimming from one rocky outcropping to another it was really fun, but swimming at 8,000 ft. Is a bit tiring! Kyle had been using the trekking poles for the last 2 days because an old ankle injury was making his ankle hurt. Unfortunately about 5 miles from the end of our hike he turned the able and we hobbled slowly into Echo Lake Store were ...
South Lake Tahoe This was never really part of our plan either but as we were only about 4 hours away we thought we would take a trip there! We arrived around noon and after spending a long time looking for a parking space we had a nice walk around the South part ...
... spot to rest.
We caught a trout! James was low on food so we worked together to catch him a fish. It was quite tasty, almost sweet.
19 miles to Vermillion Valley Resort
(7.5 pct 8.5 off debt) (874.5)
We hiked down an 8.5 mile side trail to VVR for a resupply. It was a nice half day break.
6.5 miles to Mono creek (7900ft)
(4 miles pct 2.5 off debt) (878.5)
We had our first real thunderstorm. I rode it out in my ...
... the past summers when I used to take the gondola up and run down?? Oh, well, it will all be worth when we summit.
Of course, weekends are at Emerald Bay overnighting on the boat. Is this training for the camping we will do on Kilimanjaro?? Probably not but we still love it. I have developed a great love of the Rubicon ...