Saturday, June 5, 2010
Zero#2 in Kennedy Meadows
Destination: Kennedy Meadows
Last night when we returned to the trailer we are staying in for our zeroes in Kennedy Meadows, we found the host, "Tom Bombadill", had placed a bottle of champagne on ice with two glasses in our trailer. We were delighted, as we had as of yet not bought a bottle of wine to celebrate this landmark.
We enjoyed the kind gift while sitting around the campfire enjoying s'mores. What a bizarre world it is when champagne, s'mores, and stinky feet come together to spell relaxation.
Today we woke to hot coffee, and wandered to the general store for some breakfast. It was followed by relaxation, rest, and more relaxation. Psycho spent the morning loading pictures online while Apricots casually packed her gear. In the afternoon we returned to the general store for more food. It's quite a shift from reality to focus your time on resting while eating as much fat and calories as you possibly can.
We enjoyed a card game with Justin and Melissa ( inspireout.com ), while chowing down on a double cheeseburger, a B&J Ice Cream, and a hot link dog. After feeling filled to the brim with food, we returned to the trailer to finish packing our gear, and rest a bit more.
After the rest, we returned to the general store for the community pot luck dinner which accepts donations to benefit the volunteer fire fighters. We enjoyed a large sampling of food from the locals, before returning to lay about in the hammocks.
Tomorrow morning, we walk into the Sierras. June 9th we will take a shot at a Mt. Whitney summit. Mt. Whitney is the highest point in the contiguous 48 states, and stands just under 14,500 feet. Tomorrow evening we will be camping over 10,000 feet. Our world is about to get very different.
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