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... decided I would need to ration it out until I was sure it was enough. For this reason that night was to be my coldest night on the trail. The temperature dropped below freezing just like most nights in the Sierra, but with out eating a large dinner my body didn't have calories to burn and thus didn't create as much heat.
The group began to split apart the next day. I left early in the cold and within a few hours I was already above 10,000 feet. Slowly the scenery began ...
... 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 ...
... to let them know it's time to hunt. Also, when we reached the end of the cave, the guide offered the adventurous a chance to follow the creek ( dry in the summer) out of the cave. So myself and one couple descended some steps down to the creek bed and had a great exit from the cave. One of the better things that I have done in caves. I am starting to worry about overdosing on fantastic during this year's ...
... hike. Hikers are unable to carry enough food for the entire trip, so we deliver boxes of food to post offices, hiker resorts, and campgrounds along the route. Our plan was to deliver our final food drop to the Campground Host at Onion Lake Campground. This weeks worth of food would sustain us through the final leg along the backside of Mount Whitney and down to the valley floor to Whitney Portal where my son Tyler would be waiting to drive us home to Riverside.