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

Mather Pass

written Jun 16, 2017 @ 01:53 AM after hiking 18.34 miles

There's only one way to make up for an early stop: an early start the next morning! So, the trail called to us at 2:30am, and we answered.

This allowed us to set a new personal record: we crossed Mather Pass at 3:43am!

This was two hours later because it was too dark to take a picture from the top

At the bottom, we followed a gorgeous valley for a while, doing our normal hiking thing.

Yep.

Eventually we turned a corner and had a has-been view of the vast and spectacular Palisades Canyon:

Whoa.

After some more log crossings and valleys, we finally called it a day once we were at up for Muir Pass, 18.34 miles later. This is another new personal record for us in the Sierras!

Tomorrow will be even longer, though -- in addition to doing the interminable Muir Pass.

Balance practice

Sunset!