We lay around for most of the day eating as napping before heading out to buy our resupply. We figure 6 days to Muir Trail Ranch or VVR where we'll raid the hiker boxes for the remaining two days of food it will take us to get to Mammoth. Looking at the map is intimidating since we'll be locked into the Sierra for 118 miles. Our days will be up to 12k feet crossing a pass and then back down, up then down, for 7 passes. Time to put on my big girl panties, eh? I can do this.
We've also planned to do a side trip to a lake near Kearsarge Pass to look for a friends lost wedding ring. That sounds kind of fun actually!
Right now it's 12:30 the following day and I'm still zeroing. We decided to take another day to run errands and relax. I needed to replace my tore up Frogg Toggs rain jacket and we may go see a movie tonight!
Someone messaged me on Facebook a story about their experience on a long distance bicycle trip. It was a lot like my experience on the trail - feeling like I wasn't pulling good enough miles and being in a negative head space while trying to achieve my goal, thereby missing out on the joy of the trip. Their solution was to find three things they were grateful for at the end of everyday. I am going to start doing that too in hopes of quieting my negative head and being filled with the fun of the journey.
Today I am grateful for:
A warm, comfortable bed
Being with my best friend everyday
Watching old movies and eating good food
Until tomorrow, goodnight!