Today I had foot pain this morning when I woke up which was concerning me. It hurts to bend my toes. A big group of hikers left this morning, so it was more quite. By noon 50 new folks including Blue Crew got here.
I haven't seen them for a few days and was happy that they made it in.
It was super hot so I walked to the river with Speck and Spacejam. Jumped in and briefly froze my ass. It was nice to wash off in some ice water though. We got a hitch in a horse trailer back to KM which is a first for me...riding with a horse on a trailer
Back at camp, I did chores and charged all my electronics. Sorted out my 'food' for the next section. I use air quotes because we eat utter bullshit out on the trail.
Lots of marijuana is being smoked by hikers and locals alike. It's sort of funny how little people care about that sort of thing. I guess it shouldn't matter anymore considering we are hiking through 3 legal states. The small grill on the side of the general store makes amazing burgers. You have to order them an hour in advance. I ate a Justin burger again. After deliberation, I mailed my boots forward to Bishop. If I want them by the time I get there I will just use them, otherwise I'll send them home to my dad. Our crew had a second team meeting. There was some tension among group about size. Some folks splintered off. The core people I want to hike with are in tact. Our plan is to go 8-9days on this next stretch, which lowers our daily mileage. The whole stretch is 112 miles including the detour to Mt. Whitney and the hike out to get into Bishop. Tomorrow we will attempt 17 miles to acclimate.
I have no idea how big my pack will be. I fitted and adjusted my crampons. Helped Hitch with her IT band issues. Mailed a couple post cards. Texted and spoke with jessica today to confirm my plans. Ate pizza dinner and watched the NBA finals. Going to bed early. Leaving with Earwig, Righteous, and Big Daddy (heroin eyes) tomorrow.