|Peace Love Hike|
Slept in this morning. My knee was feeling pretty good so I began trying to call one of the Ladies of the JMT who was going to day hike from TM to Cathedral Lakes. It would be nice to finally meet in person but I could not get signal. So I headed to the store with Jojo and Crystal and said my goodbyes as they were headed into Bishop. At this point everyone who I had been hiking with had all descended on Tuolumne. I had a bite to eat with Craig and Noni before they claimed their resupply. They had planned to get in more miles before calling it a day. Aussie and Portlandia arrived and headed to the backpacker's camp. I picked up my resupply and headed back to camp to sort and pack it. Got everything repacked in my bear canister and headed back to the store to donate extras to the PCT hikers and recycle my box. I saw Craig and Noni getting off a bus decked out in all their rain gear with the sun shining brightly overhead. Didn't they just leave? Tried to make a few more calls before I was advised that a landslide had taken out phones and towers a week ago. So much for day hiking to Cathedral. Then the sky began to boom and turn dark... FAST. I headed back to my tent and saw Craig and Noni setup on the next spot over. I waved at them and slide the fly closed as the thunder, lightning, hail, and rain began an assault on the tents. Now I know why they came back. No pictures today, but here are a few from yesterday...