Monday September 4th 2017 Guitar Lake to Mt. Whitney Summit!!!! (then 11 miles to Whitney Portal, just cause... got to get done) Mileage: 15 miles Pass: WHITNEY (14,508ft) Tallest Point in the Lower 48. You go girl. "What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a … Continue reading Day 14: The End game #BOOMSAUCE
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September 3rd 2017 Sunday Lake@12250ft to GUITAR LAKE (Partayyyyyyy) Mileage: 18 miles "Listen to the mustn'ts, child, listen to the don'ts. Listen to the impossible, the shouldn'ts, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me: ANYTHING can happen, child, anything can be." - Shel Silverstein. Home stretch here! Lets get "funky, funky, … Continue reading Day 13 Wild West & Guitar Party!
September 2nd 2017 Saturday Rae Lakes to Lake @ 12,250ft. Miles: 14 Pass: Glen! (11,900) “The man on top of the mountain didn't fall there.” — Vince Lombardi Today was a long one. Felt every step for awhile there, and my pack dug into my back even though it was the lightest it had … Continue reading Day 12: Tired Legs & Legos
September 1st 2017 Friday Twin Lakes to Rae Lakes Mileage: 11 No Pass "Mountains are the cathedrals where I practice my religion" -Anatoli Boukreev Today started off with some Biggie Smalls & Hip Hop jams I listened to back in the high-school days when I thought I was bordering on cool. I'm a typical white … Continue reading Day 11: Rae Rest & Digest
August 31st 2017 Thursday Upper Palisades Lake to Twin Lakes Passes: Mather (12,100) & Pinchot (12,100), Double Pass Thursday! Mileage: 15.5 "There are things we will never see, unless we walk to them" Thomas A. Clark Woke this AM at 6am.... snooze....snooze..... snooze (such a bad habit). Slept better last night thanks to an old … Continue reading Day 10:
August 30th 2017 Wednesday Le Conte Canyon to Upper Palisades Lake No Pass, the GOLDEN, Grand Staircase 🙂 Mileage: 11.5 “The sun shines not on us but in us.” ― John Muir Today's "Lisa Head" Radio brings us Dave Matthews Band, from days of riding to swim meets in a van full of teenagers to Austin, … Continue reading Day 9: The Golden Staircase
August 29th 2017 Tuesday Evolution Lake to Bishop Pass Jct./Le Conte Ranger Station Mileage: 13 ( a long 13) Pass: Muir 11,955ft " Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity" John Muir Slept in a little this AM. … Continue reading Day 8: Muir, You BEAST
Monday August 28th 2017 MTR (Resupply #2) to Evolution Lake Basin Mileage: 16 No Pass, Major Creek Crossing: Evolution "Loneliness is the poverty that comes from being with yourself. Solitude is the richness." - Mary Sarton "She was powerful, not because she wasn't scared but because she went on so strongly, despite the fear." - Atticus … Continue reading Day 7: Solo but not Solo & Sunset Resets
Sunday August 27th 2017 Bear Creek Jct. to MTR .... to Florence Lake (tear).... back to MTR Mileage: 18 Pass: Selden. 10,800ft "There is so much wild out there, and I want to be a part of it" -BlueJay, my trail icon and bad ass Mamajama Today Deb said goodbye to the trail. We woke … Continue reading Day 6: So Much Wild Out There
August 26th 2017 Saturday Silver Lake Pass to Bear Creek Jct (And up 2000+ft elevation in 2 miles on Bear Ridge, yikes!) Mileage: 16 "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul." “Earth has no sorrow that earth can not heal.” … Continue reading Day 5: Bears & Tears