Zero Day

838576B3-EF6D-435E-AE5C-4D6D8DD91CAC
Kearsarge Lakes

Zero Day = Hiking day with zero miles hiked. 

I was ready for a Zero Day. We had hiked over Forester Pass and then had a seven mile diversion, off the JMT, over Kearsarge Pass (elevation 11,800) down to Onion Valley to resupply in Independence.

Resupply meant picking up a new supply of food for our next 7 hiking days … also means a lot more to carry.

We got to Independence in good time and enjoyed a shower, burger and sleep in a real bed.  Taking the next day off to just rejuvenate, rehydrate, relax, re everything sounded fascinating to me.

Not gonna happen.

12FE5BB6-B138-4D1F-A5EA-947AECD9100D.jpeg

We kinda compromised, hiked back over Kearsarge Pass (longer from this direction) and stopped early for a lovely day at Kearsarge Lakes, having tea by the shore, watching the fish jump, and enjoying the sun.

Seven days done.  Monster passes ahead

 

Published by

Victor Doerksen

This blog is written to be a kind of virtual trail guide to those who are already into hiking and trekking .... and an inspiration to those who are just beginning to contemplate extended hikes/backpack trips. Hiking is AWESOME!

2 thoughts on “Zero Day”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s