The next part of the journey is approaching and there is no going back, the miles that we need to travel per day are more than what we have done so far and the elevation is higher. I personally do not know if I can do it, but I know that I will try my best and push as hard as I can to do it. In the back of my mind I know this is something I want to complete and I feel that with some encouragement from within I can complete the task. Physically and mentally will be exhausting, and I know that I’m setting myself up for a hard journey the next couple of days. We will not have a break or a zero day starting Tuesday. Its just go , go, go until we get to Onion Valley and even then we have to get up very early the next day to make our miles.
My pace is not very fast and there is nothing I can do about that now. Plus having a pack that is over 20 lbs is not easy for me when I’m going up a hill and you have been walking all day. I think to myself as I sit here writing this that I do not want to fail. I want to look back and say I did it. I finished the JMT, and I know it will not be easy especially the next part but know that I’m willing to give it my all.
There is nothing more that I want at this moment then to get to Whitney Portal and sit down at the cafe, have a hamburger, a beer and just celebrate the victory of getting through the trail. So the next couple of weeks, if you think of me, send positive thoughts my way. I will greatly appreciate them.