Our SOBO buddies from the last few weeks who we’re missing already! Safe travels for them as they continue through the Sierras and on towards Mexico.
From a few days ago as we walked into Tuolumne Meadows. Seated is ‘Maple’ who is another SOBO (southbound) hiker we keep crossing and meeting as we travel along.
On this day we’ve just caught up with him and ‘Charlemagne’ and his Dad, Colin, standing behind us who’s re-supplying food to him at this sunny early morning stop. It’s cold though. We’d just walked 5 miles and our water bottles froze.
Colin is a truly awesome Dad and he walked with us for a couple of hours up Lyell Canyon as we headed towards Donohue Pass.
The sun belies how cold it is and how high up we are as we break camp on our last hiking day at 10,073ft after crossing Donohue Pass yesterday at 11,073ft, our highest point on this section of our trail.
The tent properly froze at Glen Aulin as we headed into Yosemite.
An early morning start before the sun rises.
By Smedberg Lake at 9,219ft. We get higher and higher.
Ansel Adams is whispering everywhere. High up at around 10,500ft as we clear a saddle and many long snow traverses.