Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Day 39 - Amazing Scenery

Sunday, May 24

I couldn't believe it when I heard snow hitting my tent in the middle of the night. It covered the ground and I was thinking that it was a repeat of yesterday's storm.

I did as much as I could in the tent before climbing out. To my surprise the skies were cloudless!

I headed down the trail at 6:30.

There were several creek crossings but I was able to hop on rocks to get across. 

The views of the mountains on the way were spectacular.

I know I made the right decision about Mt Whitney when I heard that many who tried to summit had to turn back due to snowfall and weather. 

By 10:30 I caught up with Willy and his friend Carlos. I fixed my dinner and hiked much of the afternoon with them. We are headed to Forester Pass which is a little notch in the snowy peaks.

I am camped at PCT mile 774.9. The elevation here is 10,734 feet. 

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