Last night I wasn't sleepy so I was trying to delete photos from my phone to create space and was already suffering from post trail depression. Well more like post desert depression. I was looking back on all the pics from day one forward and how much I missed those days. We had so much fun with so many people back then. PTD is real y'all and it's gonna even worse when this is all over. I'm a little nervous.
It's nice knowing that you will get to have a chill day. I felt great hiking out this morning. My pack felt light and the temp was cool. I kicked ass for the first time on the steep switchbacks. Then the sun came out and I felt sluggish. It's been surprisingly hot here in the sierras. Like 85s with hot sun. I leap frogged Heartbreaker and Banjo a bunch today. All of our crossings today had a bridge built for us. I think it's bc we're closer to the beginning of the JMT and it helps the day hikers something.
I took my lunch with Banjo and got to hear his story a bit. He's pretty cool for a 20 year old. I took a ton of breaks. It was nice to take it super easy. I was gonna make it to camp really early but stumbled upon service finally and caught up on things. I found out GB was heading out already bc he needs to book it to Sonora pass by Friday to meet up with Thia. So I won't be hiking with him for awhile. It's quite difficult to meet up with people sometimes. I spent awhile catching up and then Heartbreaker, Banjo and I leisurely strolled to our campsite with A-Game and Undercover.
I ended up face timing Jenny and Nancy in my tent so I didn't socialize w the others but it's ok bc there's a ton of bugs outside. I'm waiting to hear back from Nate and Meg bc they are going to Tahoe with their family so I might go with them but I have no idea where they are right now since they texted me and I had no service. I'll probably just get things done in town and loiter to see when they'll get back to me. Either way, I'm in no rush. It's 11:17pm right now and I can't really sleep. Wide awake. Ready to go to mammoth but that'll have to be tomorrow. I want to catch the first bus into town and I have three miles to hike tomorrow! It's been another long stretch and I am tired.