Snow, lots of snow

Today is the 30th day since starting the trail. That’s one full month! Exciting. We broke camp around 5:45am and opted to go slow. Our destination lay only 20 miles from camp so it would be an easy day.

Burning Daylight has been having stomach and coughing issues, fortunately we would be off the trail in 1 or 2 more nights. Last night was colder than the previous and according to Burning Daylight’s thermostat it was 10 degrees in his tent. I woke up around 3am freezing and in desperation put my rain jacket over my sleeping bag. This warmed me up enough to go back to sleep but I woke up with frozen condensation on my sleeping bag. I didn’t mind, I was glad I made it through the night. 

We hit the trail at the usual time, 5:45am and had some really nice views.

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We worked our way around the backside of Mt. Whitney (pictured).

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Eventually we caught up with a guy named Patrick. We leap frogged for a bit and caught him making lunch, a peanut butter burrito with salami on it (pictured).

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Later in the day we hit snow and spent the last 3 miles working our way across small snowfields.

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We ended the day at Wallace Creek, mile 771, 9 miles shy of Forrester pass.  Here is Butters checking the wind direction in the beautiful area we camped.

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Tomorrow we do Forrester pass and hopefully Kearsarge then it’s a few days in Lone Pine to relax.

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