Thursday, June 14, 2012

Days 46-47 - Further Up and Further In

Monday and Tuesday I continued my leisurely pace toward Mt Whitney, doing 15 miles each day.  My pack is slowly starting to get lighter.

Monday afternoon I stopped at a lake, hoping the weather would cooperate enough to make it a decent spot to camp.  But the wind blew all afternoon and by evening I was searching the nearby slopes for a sheltered place to set up camp.  It blew all night and even managed to knock my tent down a few times.  When it's staked in sand sometimes even a big rock isn't enough to hold it up.

The next morning I hiked the rest of the way to Crabtree Meadows and found a campsite near a bearbox, a large steel box for storing food in during the night to keep the critters from getting it.  Since it was another short day, I had an early dinner and went to bed around 7:30 with plans for an early start the next day.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful scenery. The terrain and trees have definitely changed and looking more like the high Cascades. I am glad you taking time to enjoy moments of relaxation and to "smell the roses" or rather hear the rippling river.