03 Sep Day 135 – Muir Trail Ranch
At mile 857.7. Hiked 18.9 miles today plus 1.5 miles to Muir Ranch.
At Muir Trail Ranch they have 5 gallon buckets labeled for each type of food and other non-food categories. I went down the line selecting the food I needed. I grabbed several Mountain House scrambled egg dinners. I’ll have a break from oatmeal the next several days. I provisioned enough to get me to Reds Meadow. All free.
After resupply I walked to the camping area for hikers alongside the San Joaquin River. A rope is suspended across the river. I held the rope and crossed the river to the hot springs. I bypassed the first small spring because a camper told me he saw a large snake on a rock next to the spring. Also, there was a naked man in that spring and I thought the spring was just a little too small for sharing with a naked man. I dangled my legs in the second spring, then crossed the river again to return to the campsite.
Early morning lake views high up on the north side of Muir Pass.
Midmorning sun on a mountain.
Marsh on way toward Selden Pass.