/ˈzēˌrō/
(noun)
  1. No quantity or number; naught; the figure 0.
  2. A day in which no miles are hiked.

Goodbye, High Sierras!

written Jun 29, 2017 @ 10:18 PM after hiking 15.48 miles

Today was a momentous day: not only did I have to climb a huge ridge which took forever, but I also left the High Sierras, officially.

A last look back at the High Sierras

The trail going forward

After this, I will never again be above 10,000 feet. I thought I would be happy about this, but it's pretty sad -- there's a lot that I'll miss. For one, once you cross 9,500 feet or so, it's like someone flips a switch and there aren't any more mosquitos, which is awesome.

Another thing I'll miss is the cooler air -- I love sleeping in the cold and fresh mountain air. Oh well.

I won't miss the sun cups or the hours spent finding the trail, though.

I definitely will miss the views though.

I mean come on -- this just isn't fair.

So anyway, with a simple hitch into Bridgeport, my High Sierras adventure more or less comes to an end, and soon I'll start the NorCal chapter of this!

The High Sierras giving way to the regular Sierras