i'm currently in Kennedy Meadows (mile 702), leaving today for the high sierras. i will be completely off grid for at least a week. in that time i will also be summiting mt.whitney, the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states, at 14,000'+!! :D i know i'm backed up about 5 days on my blog, so next time i get some wifi access or cell phone reception, i'll be posting about 10 days worth of blogs. lol.
by the way, thank you for all the comments on my blogs, i do get them all and they are great and i love and appreciate them. sorry i don't reply, its kind of a pain in the butt to do so on my phone. but know that i do read them and i love hearing your guy's thoughts! thank you <3
Kennedy Meadows is a HUGE landmark for us PCT hikers. it is the gateway to the sierras. here is where *everything* changes, togographically, as well as our gear. so the ironic thing is, i *just* figured out how to keep my pack weight to a minimum, and i had everything perfect. and now i have different gear and a frickin bear canister i gotta carry which means i have to re-figure out how to pack everything. its like starting all over again at Campo, CA. BAH! lol.
life is AMAZING, the trail is unbelievable, this is the most incredible thing i've ever done it my entire life, and in a way, i'm only just beginning. lol. from this point on, it all changes, we are going into the high sierras. there will be SNOW!! and COLD!! AAAAAAHHH!!! not sure how this island girl is gonna handle that...lol. but ultimately i am stoked beyond belief. ugh, i wish i had some booze. lol. it helps with the cold mornings. :P
heres a few photos for now:
|My pack on the left, bear canister is wrapped inside my sleeping pad. My bear canister looks like a mini keg. lol. My pack weighs 40lbs!! UUUUGH. Apparently 40-45 lbs is average. Kyle's pack weights 34 lbs. I think I have way too much crap...|
|Tom, of Tom's Internet Cafe/hiker hangout at Kennedy Meadows. this guy gave me a bottle of wine last night. THANKS TOM!! you are awesome and amazing! thanks for everything you do for all of us hikers! <3|