I awoke earlier than normal to a beautiful sunrise. As I began the day, I hiked along the east side of Mount Jenkins, and within moments, I was sweating. The sun was already beating down. It was crazy, considering it was 5:30 in the morning.
It was another blistering day, with not much of a breeze to take the edge off the heat. I made good time all things considering and had hiked 15 miles by noon. After a lunch of cheese and crackers, I continued on.
When I took breaks, it was near water. That way I could drink as much as I wanted and just fill back up.
I got to camp around 6:45 pm after 12 hours of hiking. There was a couple there, they were talking amongst themselves, so besides saying hello, we did not talk. I cooked up my dinner and enjoyed the view from the site.
Overall--lots of hiking with not much else to report.
Tomorrow, I am going to reach Kennedy Meadows, which is the entry point of the high Sierra Mountains. I hope to run into Oliver there, but as of the last trail register, he is still two days ahead of me. The Sierras are going to be interesting, I am looking forward to the change in conditions. I am ready to be out of the desert.