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

Once more unto the breach, dear friends

written Jun 12, 2017 @ 01:37 AM after hiking 0.00 miles

Today's finally the day: after reloading our food, recharging our batteries, bodies, and spirits, we head back into the battle with the Sierras.

But first, lunch:

It'll do.

Then we (Peanut, The Chairman, and I) got a ride the 13 miles to the trailhead and did a whopping 3 or so miles in -- we stopped when we hit snow and set up camp.

Peanut and I had the genius idea of ordering a pizza to go and packing out four slices each, so we ate real food tonight. What a way to start the trip!

Tomorrow is a long day: we're hoping to do two passes -- the monsterous Kearsarge Pass followed by Glen Pass, which is the steepest on the trail.

20+ miles: we got this!

The Chairman demonstrates why he got his name.