PCT Day 84: Back to the Sierras from Lone Pine Via Horseshoe Meadows

Keto & Ultralight Backpacking Gear & Technique

PCT Stats: Day 84

Daily Mileage: 10.76
Starting Mile Marker: 744.51
Ending Mile Marker: 755.27
Pack Weight: 42.90

Weather: Hot
Nights in Hammock: 24
Nights on Ground: 19
Nights in House or Hotel: 32
Health: Right heel feels little bruised.

Today we left Lone Pine after a successful resupply. It’s always nice to get a haircut, resupply with food, drink a milkshake, do laundry, sleep in a real bed, meet up with friends, and send some extra gear home. I opted to send home my crampons since friends that have already gone over Forrester pass and other icy sections of the Sierras told me they were not absolutely necessary. I had previously sent home my whippet so I am no longer carrying any ice gear for the Sierras, will have to see how that plays out.

Tomorrow will be a short 10 mile day to Crabtree Ranger Station and campground where we will position ourselves for an early-morning ascent of Mount Whitney. I have summited Whitney in the past but during very cold winter conditions, so I’m looking forward to summoning with some beautiful summer.

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