“It is what we do.”
~From Grey’s Anatomy
Horse Creek Pass to Twin Lakes – 5.9 miles
Boy howdy what a memorable day.
After having our last bit of snow and taking off our micro-spikes for the last time, we beamed down Horse Creek Canyon. Just as we rounded a corner, a very handsome tall man came strolling around the bend and Why Not yelled out “Pete!”
We were met with the best trail magic ever. Pete is a good friend of Why Not. He drove all the way from Folsom to Twin Lakes to meet us with a fresh, hot breakfast of champions and good beer. Man oh man what an exciting complete surprise and treat. Thank you. Thank you Pete for taking the day off, organizing the food, driving, hiking, and your inspiring attitude!
Then we had another best greeting ever. Lovenote and Baby Juniper were waiting at the perfect spot to celebrate finishing the Sierra High Route. After a dip in the icy stream at Twin Lakes, we headed to Lone Pine with Lovenote. Thank you. Thank you Lovenote.
We of course stopped at the Whoa Nellie Deli to eat. I snarfed down a steak salad quickly.
All along we had planned to hike back across the Sierras on the High Sierra Trail to Wired’s car at Road’s End, if things went well and we could get a permit.
After rolling into Lone Pine, we hit the ranger station and believe it or not we secured a wilderness permit. Just happened that 7 hikers had cancelled. We hit the Sierra High Trail day after tomorrow.
I am now in a very comfortable bed after taking a much need bath in a jacuzzi tub at the Dow Villa in Lone Pine.
It doesn’t get better than this.
Thank you everyone for following along and encouraging us as we have trekked along this challenging route through the heart of the Sierras.
GEAR OF THE DAY:
Vibrating Alarm Wrist Watch ( I have the Vibralite Mini)
I stress out when I have to be ready at a certain time and I can’t hear my alarm on my watch when backpacking. I have looked for an alarm watch that is as loud as my iPhone with no luck. Right before I left on this trip, I was searching online and read rave reviews about the Casio Vibrating Wrist Watch. Last minute I couldn’t find that watch, but bought my Vibralite and it works and I now do not have to worry about waking up on time. There is no way I am sleeping through my arm gently shaking in my sleeping bag.