Days 161 & 162: From Cold To Warm To Cold Again

Dates: September 22 & 23, 2017
Miles: 1016.9 – 1023.2

We woke up at the pack station warm, if not totally dried out yet.  Luckily for us, JD’s sister Mandi came to pick us up and take us to a family cabin in the town of Arnold a couple hours away.  There  we were able to spread out and get everything really dry.  Mandi made us a bunch of food for dinner and breakfast the next morning, and gave us a ride back to the trailhead at Sonora Pass.  She basically saved our butts.  THANK YOU, MANDI!

The snow has melted and the skies are turning blue.

The snow had melted in town, but it was still sticking to the trail.  We hiked out into it, and all of the warmth that I soaked up at the cabin disappeared.

I was freezing cold and my shoes got soaked through.  We tried to dry them out at camp, but we couldn’t get a good fire going, so we all ended up going to bed cold and wet, and a little grumpy.

Appropriate name for a wilderness today.