Yosemite Backcountry

PCT Mile 951-971

Big day! I was on trail by six. I had few miles of cruiser trail to start with but mostly it was straight up and straight down all day. I also had about seven ice-cold fords, including a knee-deep one (Virginia Creek). Still lots of people.


It was a brisk morning. Good for hiking!

IMG_0641 2I felt pretty good most of the day. Just really tired. All I can think about is how much weight I’m going to drop in Sonora Pass. My uncle has agreed to meet me there, bring me resupply, and take this fucking bear canister. Thing is, I told him to meet me there on Wednesday, but if I keep pulling 20’s, like I need to if I want to get to Tahoe on time, I’ll be there on Tuesday. And there’s no cell service or any way to contact anyone. I’m going to keep hiking fast and hope for the best.

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The mosquitoes are out now. They’re not too bad, I only have a few bites, but I did put a little of the deet I bought in Tuolumne Meadows on in camp. I found another nice spot on a cliff to keep the bear and mosquito problems to a minimum.


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My shelter blends in pretty well out here.

4 thoughts on “Yosemite Backcountry

  1. Just wanted to say I’ve been really enjoying your trials and tribulations. I look forward to seeing you in Oregon. I’ll be in Alaska over the 4th of July, but it looks like you still have some time to get up this far. You’re a tough mother-fucker. Keep your head and keep moving forward.


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