Stuff has been worked out at home, and I’m ready to head back out there, back to my “frenemie”: The Trail. Due to transportation and timing issues, I will be starting at Old Station (somewhere in the middle of Section N) and making my way to Canada. Once I get to Canada, I will swing back down to Old Station and finish my hike by going south to Tehachapi. This works out well, since I am supposed to be meeting my father in law at Muir Ranch late August to participate in his completion of the JMT. There is a lot of snow in Northern California; several people have skipped North not understanding that our snow here accumulates at lower elevations. There is a chance that Section P will not be passable by the time I get there (although I’m feeling pretty confident it’s gonna be okay enough for the kind of risk I’m willing to take), and if that is the case, I’m gonna go to Tuolumne and hike the Sierra south bound. If that happens, my chances of completing the trail diminishes. I’m hoping it’s the former and not the latter.
I’m leaving Monday, and will tell my trail tales as soon as I find Wifi! Thanks for all of your support. It means so, so much to me.