Boot-Notes

Boot-Notes
Footprints: I made it up over the top of Kearsarge pass with a little help from Vivaldi. Normally I don’t listen to music while I’m hiking as I prefer to listen to and take in the sounds around me. But sometimes music really helps the umpf factor on a long slog. The solar shower I ...

Full Circle. Solitude Complete. 3

Full Circle. Solitude Complete.
August 28, 2014 8 miles bellow Bullfrog Lake to Onion Valley trailhead. Today is my last day on the trail and as I sip my coffee (yup, I’m sittin’ on the bear can) watching the sun slowly creep down my hillside I feel melancholy. I am in my hiking rhythm and I could hike forever. ...

FORESTER PASS 13,200 FEET!

FORESTER PASS 13,200 FEET!
August 27, 2014 14 miles Today is the first day of school. For the past ten years I have been there and now that I’ve moved on it’s a bit odd. I am two passes, 13,200 feet and 11,000 feet from my car. Just a few switchbacks away and I’ll be there. Sitting on my ...

TARN, Tarn TARN!!

TARN, Tarn TARN!!
August 26, 2014. 10 miles shorty’s cabin 9,000 feet  to JMT junction via Lake South America (11,945 feet)  10 miles It was another exquisite day of hiking as I continued my way UP the Kern drainage. Two younger hikers blew past me, barely uttering a hello, as if I were standing still. I noticed big paw ...

Bones of the Pass

Bones of the Pass
August 25, 2014 12 miles Colby Lake 10,584 to Kern River/high Sierra trail 9,200. Up 2,684 feet down 4,000 feet. The trail beat me up today. It was a long tough day filled with sweeping vistas, meadows, flowers and waterfalls. On my way out of camp I saw the two people I had seen yesterday ...