Mile 617 to Mile 640
I didn't sleep as well as expected, but around three a.m. I did look
at the stars for a bit and found the Big Dipper easily. Stars are so
much brighter when there isn't another light to be seen. Some time
after that I had a trippy dream about a sea serpent trying to crush a
guy on some beach and somebody else taking a shovel to the serpent. I
woke up at six with the dream fresh in my mind.
Packing up was delayed by a wet sleeping bag-downside to cowboy
camping. There was at least sun to dry the bag with. It seemed like
the last of the wind had died overnight and it seemed warmer-it seemed
like the desert again. I was out of camp at seven with a mostly dry
I stopped at eight for breakfast. Apparently when I packed this last
resupply box I had meant a jar of chocolate peanut butter to be
breakfast, because I had packed no oatmeal and not enough bars. I had
forgotten that and had been eating the peanut butter as a snack. But
know its only for breakfast, and I might just have enough. My hiker
hunger seems to have developed-at least. I bet I'll go into Kennedy
Meadows with an empty food bag.
To be continued...
(Due to not having any cell or internet service on my phone since leaving Tehachapi the second half of this blog entry is lingering on my phone. Once I have service again I'll be able to finish uploading it, but until then there's nothing I can do about it.)