“If everything were pleasurable, you’d get bored and stop enjoying in the simple delights of life, such as being dry, warm, and comfortable.”
-Dr. Christiane Northrup
South Lake to Lower Dusy Basin – 10 miles
Boy did I sleep last night! No coughing at all.
I packed up this morning and changed up a bit of gear. The sun reflection off the snow is harsh and relentless, so I am changing up my shirt, pants, and hat. I dropped my ice axe and umbrella in hopes of lightening my load. It feels so good to have everything clean again!
I drove back to Bishop and met everyone including John who just finished a section of the High Route. He offered to give us a ride back to the trail head. Thank you John.
We all were dreading going up Bishop Pass in the heat with heavy backpacks. Lucky us! Clouds came just as we got to the trail head with cool air, then the rain started. We buzzed up the pass and hiked way past where we thought we would tonight.
We set up camp in the pouring rain without a complaint.
I am glad to be back.