896.1 / 2661.4 miles 33.7% Duck Lake Outlet Campsite 896.1

[June 20] Cell reception is extremely limited in the High Sierra. Posts may be delayed. Currently at MM 1056.0; posts from the last week forthcoming. Next town: South Lake Tahoe (ETA June 22).

Sunday, May 27, 2018 11:19 pm
Location: Bishop / The Hostel California

Today was mostly a lazy day, so we’ll go with the bullet point version.

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Saturday, May 26, 2018 8:13 pm
Location: Bishop / The Hostel California

As I predicted, I did not sleep well at all. My “bed” was quite uncomfortable, and the crowd in the common area was somewhat loud until quite late. Dylan, Flowers, and Quoi were in the same boat. And Quoi also had someone wake her up at 5:30 by sitting down on the couch she was sleeping on. Needless to say, we were all a bit tired and grumpy in the morning.

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Friday, May 25, 2018 7:49 pm
Location: Kearsarge Pass / Bishop / The Hostel California (788.9 miles)

In the valley, it was much warmer overnight that it was on the mountain the previous night, so getting out of my sleeping bag at 4 am wasn’t terribly hard, even if I was still tired. We missed our intended 5 am start time by about 20 minutes, but still got going before sunrise.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018 10:57 pm
Location: Vidette Meadow (787 miles)

As I was trying to go to sleep, I could hear a deep humming as the wind blew; I assumed it was caused by the wind flowing past the mountains. I was a bit concerned by the wind and the cloud that had been slowly descending on us, but after I woke up briefly around 10, I noticed that I could see stars in two directions, and I decided that we were going to be fine after all.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 8:37 pm
Location: Rock Camp 777.7 (777.7 miles)

We may have planned to start hiking at 6:30 to get up and over Forester Pass, but absolutely nothing in that plan occurred.

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