12 Oct Day 5 – More miles than planned
We planned on a 15 mile day, but ended up hiking 16 miles to Mountain Meadows Lodge. Turns out that Thundering Brook road crosses the trail twice and we had picked out the wrong one. What’s another mile when you are hiking 15 miles.
Today I was on stride. Felt good all day. Cooler weather and dry socks might have helped. Used some moleskin on some blisters from yesterday and feet did well.
I went off trail twice. First, we lost the trail while leaving Winturi Shelter on the blue blaze. Using Guthook we bushwhacked back to the shelter trail. Not a good start. Next, I missed the trail when cruising the last half mile trail. Backtracked and Sheffy never missed me.
Had fun climbing this trail ladder.
Stony Brook Shelter where we had a short lunch.
I helped move this wedding trellis in return for a ride to the Deli store.
Mountain Meadows Lodge: Hot showers, laundry, room, pizza delivery, and breakfast.
Thundering Brook Falls