Heavy Water

The southernmost Sierra Nevada, the driest section for us hikers, starting with a 17-mile water carry, followed by a 21-mile carry, then a 27-mile carry.  For that last one, we each carried 7 liters, which is 15.4 pounds. Normally we carry 3 liters, so we can feel the difference.

Meet Sssteven.  Sssteven  played possum, letting Bill get one step away from striking distance. Sssteven never rattled, nor shifted, when Bill prodded Sssteven with a trekking pole. Sssteven  was patient for his portrait session and did not move until Bill walked around behind Sssteven. Sssteven still didn’t rattle until he was headed away into the grass. Very odd behavior for a Sssteven.

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Almost full moon.

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Desert rock sunset.

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Day 50 – 14 / 580

Sunrise potty view.

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Stacked southernmost Sierra.

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Another hundy down.

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Day 51 – 20 / 600

Starting the day in Sequoia National Forest, then transitioning back to high desert.

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Back in the desert, some 8 miles into our 27-mile water carry, even the Joshua Tree was saying “hold the phone”.

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Home sweet home, our fantastic Yama Mountain Gear 2-person Swiftline tent.  It weighs in at a paltry 35 oz and is quite roomy for the two of us.

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Day 52 – 18 / 618

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