Some of you have asked what was in the big cardboard box on yesterday's picture. It is a new bike box, so I can travel with my bike. We leave next Wednesday for The Whitney Classic, and I am shipping my bike to California tomorrow.
If you were reading this blog back on Feb 14 or May 5, you know that I only dig around in the gear closet before a big trip. I have some extra space in my bike case, so I was filling it up with some items that we will need for a little trip after the Whitney.
Our good friends Julie and Sylvan are hiking the John Muir Trail, a 210 mile trail from Yosemite Valley to Mount Whitney. On the Monday after the Whitney, we will drive up to Bishop and hike in the South Lakes Trailhead with their last food re-supply. We will probably spend two or three nights with them, just north of the Palisades Glacier and maybe even sneak in a peak ascent of Mt. Aggasiz.
If you want to see some great images of where we are headed, here is a good link.