Injuries are an unfortunate part of this experience, but they do not have to be the end of it. After convalescence time in San Diego, the fearsome predator of the Jurassic period, T-Rex, has returned! Unfortunately my own toe was failing me and we took three additional days in Tehachapi. On Tuesday the 26th we headed back out into the heat of the Mojave.

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She's back!

We wanted to start simple and not cause issues, so we started with 13 miles on the first day followed by days of 16, 16, 22 and 21. On the second day my toe pain came back with a vengeance, but we pushed through.

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Couple types of beauty among a large burn area. "Life will find a way" - Renowned Chaos Mathematician Jeff Goldblum

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Couple deer at sunrise, mile 610

Thanks to a well timed foot massage, I was back and healthy and we continued theough the heat of the Mojave

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He looks mildly displeased.

Water is obviously scarce here, which makes logistical decisions very important to prevent dehydration. That said, there is significant beauty is desolation.

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This is his post and no one is moving him.

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Sunset at Bird Spring Pass, mile 631.

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Sunrise at Bird Spring, few other hikers with us)

The hike on to Walker Pass was in the 90s and largely exposed due to burn areas, but we were happy to be doing real miles again. Once arriving at Walker Pass, we had a 37 mile hitch to Lake Isabella and overnight in a hotel.

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If you don't have a lady and need a hitch, find one. Trust me guys, it's easier:)

Once again, I’m making promises to be better at blogging, but we are finally about to enter the Sierras! It will be at least a week for the next update as Kennedy Meadows lacks cell or WiFi service and we won’t see a town till around mile 750 or so when leaving Kearsarge Pass. Next time I post well be close to climbing Mt Whitney and in a very different world from where we find ourselves currently. Thanks for following and feel free to comment, I’ll respond when I can…

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If you don't have a lady and need a hitch, find one. Trust me guys, it's easier:)