Mammoth Lakes 0 miles hiked
Day 72 was spent resupplying and sorting out gear. I have shin splints in my left leg. So rest, ice (bag of peas) and compression socks were bought. Plus I need to replace my trekking poles, but new socks and undies. All this took until mid afternoon. Then it was back to the hotel to fit food into a bear canister before dinner.
Day 73. The others hiked out today. I planned to stay another day to rest my leg and give it a chance to heal. They will be taking a day off to do side trails in Yosemite in a few days. Where I will catch up with them. This works well, as I have already done Yosemite on a previous trip, so I am not upset about missing it.
I spent the day at church, catching up on this blog. Working out how to get back to trail tomorrow and generally just relaxing.
Today I am thankful for a true rest day.