Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June 27, 2011

Start: 879
End: 888

This morning we enjoyed a large breakfast before riding back on the boat to the other end of the lake where the trail was waiting for us. For breakfast I had two biscuits and gravy, an omelette with ham, cheese, peppers, and onions, with a side of hash browns and an English muffin. For dessert I had a piece of warm peach pie. What a great way to start the day!

We got back to the trail around 10am and started on our way up to Silver Pass. As we were hiking up after the forst Mono Creek crossing we saw an awesome looking waterfall coming down the opposite side of the valley. Little did we know that we would soon be crossing directly under such a waterfall. I'm not sure what it was supposed to look like during a "normal" summer, but the water on the trail was above my knees and about 20 yards long, not to mention the spray coming from the waterfall itself.

We hiked on a couple more miles and then took a lunch break before making the final push for Silver Pass. The pass was pretty easy to get to. It was a gradual climb on the snow up to a point where we could see Chief Lake and Warrior Lake, both of which were frozen over. The best part of the day was about to come though... Glissading!

We had three glissades on our way down. The third one was by far the best. It was another one of those blind glissades, but this one was even longer than the other. And it was fast and fun! 12 ounce lost her hat, but luckily there was another group just behind us and one of them was able to to reach out and grab the hat mid-glissade and then continue down to the bottom to return it; It was quite a grab.

After the glissading we hiked down another few miles to camp near Fish Creek along with the group from glissading earlier in the day. All in all the hikers include Timex, Gangsta Rap, 12 Ounce, Skinny D, Liz-a-bitch, Funyon, Meow-Meow, and myself.

Tomorrow we make it to Red's Meadow and hopefully a ride into Mammoth!

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