Friday, July 2, 2010

Whitney and Forrester Pass down!

Since the last post we have had 8 straight days in the backcountry of the Sierras and it has been FANTASTIC! It's everything it was hyped up to be and more. New pictures start here:

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Ken, AKA "The Pick" joined us for a section hike from Kennedy Meadows to Tuolumne and has been doing fantastic. Since leaving KM, we've been putting in smaller days (15's) to acclimate to altitude and also because we're carrying so much food, the smaller miles suit us better. Plus gives you more time to enjoy swimming holes and the INCREDIBLE scenery. Check out the pics, they do the most justice.

We've summitted Mt. Whitney, the highest mountain in the lower 48 states, as well as gone over Forrester Pass, the highest point on the PCT. Both were two of the best days i've had on the trail. Challenging, but incredibly rewarding. Can't wait to continue on the rest of the Sierras - it's sort of cool as we did the JMT southbound and now I get to see it all going north. Upcoming are Evolution Valley, all the great glacial lakes, the huge passes, Vermillion, and more.

I've had a grin on my face for the last month. Can't seem to get it off. Love being out here. Everyday I can't wait to get out and see what lies ahead. This is happiness. That's all.

-Barrel Roll

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