Saturday, April 21, 2012

Ready to Begin

Today we are heading to the border. It feels strange to be riding in an air-conditioned car on Highway 395, whizzing past familiar trailheads we hope to hike past in the next two months: Taboose, Onion Valley, Whitney Portal, Horseshoe Meadows, Kennedy Meadows.

Today we will drive just under 400 miles to the border. It will take us about 7 hours. But the trail takes over 800 miles to reach the mountains above our home, and it will take us two months to get there.

We are now camped at Lake Morena (elevation 3,065) in the oak woodlands near the small border town of Campo, California. Tomorrow it all begins.

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