After a long downwards slog back to Agnew Meadows Mike decided to participate in that quintessential John Muir Trail through-hiker experience: a hamburger at the Reds Meadows Cafe.
Even through he wasn't a through-hiker. But that's not the point. The point is that the hamburger was very good! Now, maybe Mike's diet of freeze-dried meals had something to do with his appreciation of the burger, but still . . .
Unfortunately, Mike doesn't have a good "hamburger memory" so he can't compare this to Bartel's.
Photo: Red's Meadows Cafe—Sierra Nevada, 2010