It was such a luxury to have the privacy and space of a room all to myself. Check out wasn’t until 11 o’clock and I was keen to make the most of my time. I got up made coffee and went back to bed. I took another shower, not because I needed one, simply because I could. The very nice lady a reception gave me a plum and I found some moisturizer in the hiker box. What a perfect morning!
There was a local bus that went back out to Walker Pass today and it conveniently left town at 12:30. Butterfly, Spreadsheet and Turbo were all planning to catch the bus too. Everything was falling into place very nicely, except for the weather. A small storm system was approaching and none of us fancied being stuck up on Mount Jenkins when it hit.Eventually, by a very democratic process, it was decided that we would all camp the night at Walker Pass and set off in the morning, once the storm had passed. Effectively we were taking an on trail zero. Our little crew grew as the day progressed. Deluxe showed up with hot dogs, we built a big fire to keep warm and laughed lots. By hiker midnight everyone was tucked up in their tents, ready for an early start and the final push to Kennedy Meadows!