We got an early start today so we could try and make it over Kearsarge pass and into Independence before the post office closed.
The up was long and difficult (unsurprisingly!). It was so steep. The last couple of days had taken all my energy and I was physically and mentally exhausted. The pct and the john muir trail are one here and it’s much steeper.
We got to the junction of the trail and Kearsarge pass. More up. Steep up but beautifully stunning scenery.
Finally at the top it was a long haul down. All I could think about was we have to go back up this. We amused ourselves by talking about – yep, food. Trying to explain a Yorkshire Pudding to an American is surprisingly difficult!
We got cell service and we found out that Growler and Bangarang had turned back down the trail and had hitched into Lone Pine, I hope her eyes are ok.
We finally got to the bottom of the trail after a 10 mile day and found a hitch to take us to Independence and to the post office. My poor face:
We did all the usual town stuff. Ate until we felt sick, did our laundry and soaked in the hot tub!
Tomorrow we get back on the trail?…