|Fallen Trees - Sierra Nevada 2016|
For some reason the hike up to the trail junction took longer than Mike had expected. To begin with, he had broken his usual hike-starting early morning rule, dallying over a muffin and coffee in Bridgeport. And he had not thought to bring along a hydration unit, so he ended up hand-carrying his plastic canteen, constantly sipping water.
Anyway, he was put into the unusual, for him, position of asking people coming down how far he had to go.