Day 10 – Race to Mammoth
Pumice is the devil.
Fish Creek to Horseshoe Lake – 18 miles
Days 11 & 12 – Zero & Nero Reassess in Mammoth
Positivity and supportive. It is all you need in life.
Mammoth RV Park
We ate at Stellar Brew & Natural Cafe (a bunch), shopped, walked, rode the trolley, and showered. Best of all we had drinks and veggies at my good friend Rambler’s condo. Afterward, we all dined together at Robertos Mexican food with more food and drink. It was a very memorable night. Thanks, Rambler.
Minaret Summit to above Agnew Meadows on HIgh Trail – 4 miles (evening hike)
After much struggle, a few of our team members due to exhaustion, fear, blisters, a wedding shower, and knee pain will not be continuing. I admire the strength in hikers that say “no” and know they will be back at it another day. The trail will be there. They are the true heroes.
With the Red’s Meadow Road still closed due to snow damage, we decided to head back to the trail via Minaret Summit. The John Muir Trail splits from the Pacific Crest Trail for a few miles after Red’s Meadow. We are choosing to hike the PCT route. I think the High Trail has beautiful views and much more scenic, plus fewer mosquitoes.