Mile: 987.4 to 1005.9
up/down: 2400/1300 feet
I mostly got my wish to just hike today. There were only three easy water crossings and we took the time to change to camp shoes to keep our regular shoes dry. There was LOTS of water and mud on the trail but we were able to avoid most of it. The too numerous to count small crossings were made on rocks, logs, or by jumping. And the hiking was pleasant.
We left camp at the Falls Creek crossing heading up Jack Main Canyon for 9 miles to Dorothy Lake and Pass. After the hard hiking of the previous few days this was delightful. At the pass we left Yosemite National Park for good.
There was snow on the pass and north side for a while so route finding was a little tricky. We worked down to the lakes enjoying the view to the north. We left the gray granite of Yosemite and entered the red and black metamorphic rock of this part of the Sierra.
A long traverse took us across the roaring West Walker River (on a bridge!) to the entrance to Kennedy Canyon and the start of the climb that will take us back to the crest and eventually to Sonora Pass tomorrow. Friends Ron and Nancy are meeting us with a resupply. We have he best friends!
And, we passed One Thousand Miles today!