Ray's Den Motel
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- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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- Non-smoking hotel
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... and said hi. It was Dale’s birthday and we thought that maybe we could get to a campsite where there was a nice view. Our son suggested that we camp at Convict Lake then just do some day hikes out of the campground.
As we were driving south, it became more and more smoky. My nose plugged up and it became hard to breath. It was getting dark so we ...
... we made it down to mile 784, elevation 10,500 at a campsite next to Bubbs Creek. This campsite is the same campsite I used when I did the JMT years back. We noticed as we where descending, that clouds began to form. This must be the storm that is headed our way. Luckily, we have only 12 miles of trail before we exit to the town of Lone Pine for a zero and resupply. We should be there by tomorrow ...
... Chicken Springs Lake, our first alpine lake, by 4:15. It is nice to not hike all day and get to camp early to lounge and relax. Plenty of water here to drink. There were many other hikers camped here as well. Teflon actually swam in the 11,230 ft. elevation lake. Apparently she is impervious to cold. The water was so cold, I wouldn't even wet my feet. Needless to say, it is nice camping next to a lake. This is what I am most looking forward to in the ...
... signal. I was able to call Vanessa, the talk to her for about 30 mins. I eventually made it to water and camp at mile 665 by 7pm. Teflon was camped here and so I joined her. It was nice to have company while eating and get outta my head for a change. Hiking alone all day, I noticed, makes my mind wander lately. Having company helps break that. It's a beautiful clear night. The moon is half and waxing. And I can stare at Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn as I pass out here cowboy ...
... I had left with a group of 6 other hikers and we all took it easy and stayed relatively close together that first day. In the group was Meta, a hiker in his late 20s who after getting his undergrad at UPenn took off to south east Asia bought a motorcycle and began riding around the country side. We have even visited some of the same cities in Yunnan province china .
Another Hiker was Hatchet, a young mid 20s kid with some wild stories. Stories about living on the ...