Finally heading to Kennedy Meadows!

This is a pretty big deal for hikers as the portal to the most popular portion of the trail…the High Sierra. We started the day in good spirits, with great weather, but T-Rex’s feet do need some time to heal. We have a planned zero tomorrow so hopefully that will help.

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Grabbed water and soaked our feet in the South Fork Kern River, mile 688.

Today was about a big climb and then mostly “coasting” into KM. Once we hit the meadows, we knew we were mostly out of the desert…

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Not alot of this in the Mojave

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7/26s sounds alot worse to me than 1/4

We headed into Kennedy Meadows, a tiny town at mile 702.4, which is surrounded by designated wilderness land. Because of this, generators power homes and the few businesses here. They were one of the last towns in America to receive regular phone service in 2000.

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200 is a stretch

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The nice people at the general store keep the hikers stocked and their thirst quenched.

The next day will be a resupply and reckoning of gear before heading into the high sierra. If all goes well, we will be on top of Whitney by the beginning of next week… I think that’s fairly exciting.