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Day 138 – Double Cheeseburger

At mile 912.2. Hiked 16.2 miles today.

Today I had easy trail the entire day. The trail surface was smooth and the slope gradual. After 10 miles I was in Reds Meadow where I went directly to the General Store to buy a beer, then to the cafe to order a double cheeseburger to have with my Sierra Pale Ale. 

Needing only one breakfast and one dinner, I resupplied from the hiker box. I just finished eating the chicken and rice dinner that I had chosen and it turned out great. You are never too sure when it isn’t in the original packaging. 

Other hikers were opening their resupply boxes and offering me food they did not want to carry. I had to refuse most offers or I would have been carrying too much. 

After eating, resupplying, updating blog posts, and charging my external battery, I hit the trail again. With 36 miles to my next resupply at the Yosemite Tuolomene post office, I wanted to cover a few miles to be sure that I would arrive before 1 pm on Saturday when the post office closes. Tonight, I am camped high on the bank above the San Joaquin river.