Day 44 – Kennedy Meadows
702.2 total miles
Another beautiful morning…
Fire creates some interesting shapes
We crossed the 700 mile mark.
As soon as we got to Kennedy Meadows Store the talk started. Storm coming in. Is an ice axe necessary? Microspikes – do we need them? The weather forecast says 20-30% chance of rain/snow in a couple of days. That’s near Mt Whitney where we are headed. We got our boxes…. bear canisters, 6 days of food, warmer clothes, microspikes…. a big pile and heavy. We made a quick change of plans. Ghost Angel’s husband was here with a car. He could take half our stuff to Lone Pine. This cuts our next section in half and let’s us avoid the bad weather. A big thanks to him.
Friday night at KM Store. Happy hour… discounted beer plus a free spread of hot dogs and veggies. Showers, laundry. We are a bunch of happy hikers.
Lots of hikers are here. Nick from England who I met last year on the Appalachian Trail. He started April 18th! 15 days after us.