Day 53-54: Rockhouse Basin to Kennedy Meadows

It was just a short eight mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail to Kennedy Meadows which soon will become the center of the hiking universe for the next month or so.

We both had sent resupply packages to the Kennedy Meadows General Store and spent a zero day organizing gear and supplies. We will be entering the Sierra in a few days and will hike up Mount Whitney and shortly after that hike over Forrester Pass, the highest point on the PCT.

We each sent new shoes in our resupply boxes to replace worn out ones. Bear proof canisters are required for our food in this section, so we have added those to our gear. We may encounter snow, so we will be carrying ice axes and crampons.

We also fattened up on the lunches and dinners offered by the general store and enjoyed catching up with new and old hiking acquaintances we have encountered over the last 7 weeks.

Photo: Deb organizes gear and supplies in Kennedy Meadows.

Trail Date: May 25-26th

Mileage: 8.7 miles

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