June 5 – 21mi
Tentsite @ 587
Took a local bus back out to the trail. Time to walk in the desert again.
June 6 – 22mi
There was a nice stretch in the woods today. It’s always nice to have a break from the lower elevations.
June 7 – 26mi
Tentsite @ 635
I had the first view of the Sierra’s today. Mt. Whitney was visible on the horizon. Also passed the 1000km point and had chili for supper from a trail angel. Good day!
June 8 – 17mi
Hiked to Walker Pass and caught a bus into town. My ankle was giving me grief again today. Time for another break.
June 9-12 – 0mi
Resting/healing again. Stayed at the Kern Hotel. The owner was really nice and helpful during my stay.
June 13 – 12mi
Tentsite @ 664
Back to Walker Pass today on the bus. Passed another big milestone today. 25% of the trail is behind me. Just have to do that walk 3 more times!
June 14 – 25mi
Tentsite @ 689
Was feeling pretty good today. Hopefully no more injuries from now on. The mountains are looking a lot closer now.
June 15 – 13mi
Arrived at the general store to the sound of applause. It feels really good to get this far. No more desert hiking! It was better than I had thought, with some really nice scenery, but I’m ready to head into the mountains.