We have officially cleared all of southern California. For those of you who do not realize, that means no more desert. I had an extreme moment of clarity a few days ago, when the thought came to me that if given the opportunity to hike through the desert again, or have another baby, I'd choose the baby. For anyone who knows our family, that is really saying something!
|The Barracuda pulled a 29 mile day to get us into Kennedy Meadows, but the show put on during the sunset was well worth it!|
We are currently in Kennedy Meadows - 702 miles. It is the gateway to the Sierras and quite the milestone. As far as I am concerned, we've made it. We are mountain people. Cool breezes, serious elevation gains, passes, ridges, those are our kind of hikes. I have no worry about snow. I know how to judge the wind. I know how to keep a tent down on rocky outcroppings. I'm all over that. Searing heat, swirling wind from everywhere, complete sand with no rocks, and gale force winds....um no thank you.
|As you can see, The Barracuda loves the desert as well|