May 9: After our snow/rest day, we were able to get back on the trail by 8 am, thanks to the shuttle service from the hostel. We were expecting slow going from snow on the ridge line. Surprisingly, there was less snow in the higher elevations than down in the valley. (Maybe a lake effect?) so with the cool temperatures, the clear trail, and the day of rest, Lauren, Wallaby, and I were able to crank out some fast miles.
Once we climbed up the ridge, we were rewarded with some spectacular views!
After a brief lunch break, it was pretty obvious we were tearing up the trail today! So we decided to just keep going until dark. We dropped down into more arid conditioned and ended up camping on a nice flat spot between boulders with some nice views.
First 24 miler since Ziggy's!
Peace, love, and trail magic!