Day 68 – Tuesday, June 17
Sorry for such a long delay since I last posted. It’s very hard to update the blog without hitting a library in town somewhere. I’m here in Bridgeport / Sonora Pass taking a day off after completing 112 miles since Mary put me back on the trail at Red’s Meadow last Thursday. I’ve developed some pain and swelling in my shin on my right leg, so I’m trying to give it some badly needed rest and ice. Hiking out with the pain was pretty rough, especially on the downhill sections over some fairly tough terrain.
Mary, Bill, and Yvette came out from June 5th until the 12th for a Yosemite and a High Sierras vacation. We all had a great week visiting with our old Yellowstone friends around the Bishop area. I ended up taking about 8 zero days off the trail. The time was very well spent. We saw and did things that we had never done in a beautiful part of the country.
The Dew Crew, from our old Yellowstone days, all hiked back up to Kearsarge Pass one day.
Many thanks to Dawn and Les Inafuku for hosting us in Bishop.
It was great to finally visit Yosemite National Park.
Bill got us a permit to climb up Half Dome. I think it’s said to be one of the top 10 toughest hikes in the world. Bill and I saw plenty of folks dropping out once they saw the exposure at the end on the cable climb. It was pretty awesome. I’m very glad that I took a few additional zero days from the PCT to go up Half Dome with Bill.
Here are few additional photos from Red’s Meadow hiking through Yosemite and on to Sonora Pass.