Monday, July 11, 2016
Saturday, July 9
Another day of walking in the fantastic Sierras.
We are into more accessible areas and on a weekend there were plenty of hikers out.
From our campsite next to Lake Virginia we headed generally downhill to Red's Meadow.
We passed the 900 trail miles mark today.
Tim hiked in a couple miles to meet us. He was able to ride his motorcycle to Red's Meadow, but private cars are discouraged due to the limited parking there and not wanting to cause traffic issues with the shuttle busses that run to Mammoth.
In the horse camp area of Red's Meadow we met a PCTA volunteer who was starting cooking dinner for a group of volunteers who were out doing trail maintenance. He offered us beverages and watermelon and a shade tent to sit under.
Saw Mountain House and Karel, hikers we have frequently run into on the trail, at Red's Meadow. Got a milkshake from the cafe and caught the shuttle bus to Mammoth.
Thanks to my cousin Jody for the use of her Mammoth condo for a couple days of rest!