Two weeks off, then back to the trail at Mammoth Lakes. It’s been a rough couple weeks, but I made it about 200 miles since July 6, when I left Mammoth.
Since Mammoth, I hiked my first three 30 mile days on the trail, went into and out of Yosemite National Park, and made it to near Lake Tahoe. I’ve developed blisters on my feet again, which is aggravating, to say the least, so I’m taking a few more days to heal up a bit. Luckily, I made it far enough to get rid of my bear canister and my larger pack. I’m down to a light pack again, and the snow is almost all gone. Hooray!
The only big downside is that all of my hiking buddies are now far, far away from me. I’ll be meeting new ones in the next few weeks, though. Hopefully I’ll catch up with a few others, too. In the meantime, I’ve done 1100 miles in almost three months. I’ve got a little less than three more months to do the next 1500. I think I can do it.