PCT Mile: 789
I had a 1 oz. honey shot and a cliff bar to get me over Kearsarge and the climb out was not going to be easy. The trail was somewhere north of us requiring a treacherous ford that we were in no mood to tackle. Well, let’s just take a couple of hours and climb up this boulder field. Up we go. It was like stairmaster on steroids.
After reaching the top of the boulder field, I mentally went to another place. We had 2 more hours of climbing followed by a 2 hour slushy decent to the Kearsarge trailhead. I thought of cheeseburgers, tator tots, ice cream, pizza, and chili verde…anything to keep me moving. It worked! I was finally below the snow level…warm and safe.
I’m heading to Bishop with my Trail Kids for a much needed rest. I will be having a sleeping bag burning ceremony in the parking lot at my hotel if anyone wants to join me. Some other gear changes are in order as well.
Thanks for your support!