Unexpected but pleasant zeroes have landed us in Lone Pine for July 4th. Our original plans had us heading back up over Kearsarge pass, but as we got back on trail we realized that Gangles had some GI issues and with the upcoming tough days we should probably get it checked out. Thanks to our amazing trail angel Maureen Moran, an unltra-runner from San Diego who drove us to Onion Valley, hiked with us for an hour, drove us back when we realized we needed to go back, drove us up and down 395, hung out in the Clinic with us and finally treated us all to Mexican food. Wow! Can't wait to crew her for Badwater : )
So we are in Lone Pine for the festivities and will probably head to independence to walk in the parade as they have a section in it for thru-hikers. Gangles has gotten medicine and wile will be back on the trail tomorrow morning.
Lastly, the pick's trail name is now "Sexy Vermin". We're very sorry Cindy.