PCT Day 73: On to sunnier climes

Monday, 17 September 2018

Mammoth Lakes – Kennedy Meadows: 0 miles

We got up early to catch the bus. It all went very smoothly, with a transfer in Bishop.

I was able to see Mt. Whitney briefly from a distance, a bittersweet feeling for sure. Someday I will be up there, I know it. Just not this year….

After a few hours we reached Inyokern and the heat of the desert. We were immediately picked up by Scott and Kendra (of Kennedy Meadows Grumpy Bear’s fame) and treated to a delicious lunch at their favorite Mexican restaurant.

Afterwards we ran some errands and then headed to a local bar for a few drinks.

Another few hours passed and we then went to their house, had excellent dinner and said hi to two beautiful horses. The night was spent in a trailer in front of their house.

Thank you so much for all your hospitality and help, Kendra and Scott, you are amazing people!

Tomorrow we head back to the trail.

Keeping you posted…

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