2007-06-26 Deja Vu?

June 26th, 2007

So I’m back at Tuolumne again having crossed Donahue Pass for the second time. I set off early and I set off fast, drinking breakfast as I walked and hardly stopping all day. A little after 8am I reached Thousand Island Lake and began the same trail I did with Lucky Joe during my week off. I was there much earlier in the day than last time and the rivers were noticeably lower, especially on the north side of the pass. No huge jumps or wading this time.

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Thousand Island Lake

The trail along the Lyell Canyon took a long time, and so much of it with the river so close. It was cool, clear and calling my name but I pushed on to that ranger station and post office afraid I’d have to wait until 9 tomorrow to get my stuff. I made it with hours to spare. I could have swum but by that point I was too beat. I sat and ate and debated leaving again but 24 miles is enough. With all the food I have I am now prepared to get right through to Truckee. Hopefully picking up Blue Sky and Vortex along the way. That’s 213 miles in 8 days. Wish me luck.

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Planning food for the next seven days

More photos of this day’s journey can be found at Reds Meadow to Tuolumne Meadows

Distance today: 24.3 miles. Total distance: 941.7 miles

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2 Responses to “2007-06-26 Deja Vu?”

  1. Kathy Kenworthy (mom of Blue Sky) Says:

    Hi SunWalker!
    I took Blue Sky and Vortex back to Tuolumne Meadows on June 24-25. Hope you all catch up (with one another and all the adventures that have transpired) soon! We’ll be joining them for a few days hiking July 2 – 5 near Echo Lake. Maybe we’ll meet you too!

  2. Levi Says:

    Truckee reminds me of my time in the bay area when I would come up for the weekend and stay in the NW Lake Tahoe area. Good times at the Homewood Resort and in North Lake Tahoe. The “Brigetender” comes to mind as a favorite bar, but I don’t know how far off the trail it is. I hope you don’t have any problems getting around the wildfires that have been raging in the South Lake Tahoe area. Best of luck, and keep on truckin’…