Day 59 – Into Evolution Valley

June 21st
Miles: 834.8 to 855.3

I would just like to make the following statement: “I want to kill all mosquitoes.”

Okay, got up in a swarm of mosquitoes ate quickly and we all got hiking.  We already were half way to the top of Muir pass but it still took three hours, I took some videos which I will post when I can.  There are long snow fields on either side.

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At the top is the Muir shelter,  which the Sierra Club put up.

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There were people in there smoking pot so I didn’t stick around long. Not that I really care but it seemed so pointless and childish to climb “here” and then do that.

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The descent was long as well, with tons of snow field walks, I would not want to do this trail on a high snow year,  not at all. I heard a story of a guy who did this in 2011 and had said he did 700 miles of the trail in snow. I would have quit I think,  though people think we are nuts for having done the desert in the third year of a major drought.  Soo.

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Finally the trail goes way way down into Evolution Valley, which follows the amazing Evolution creek.

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We made our way down and finally found camp here. All of us are dead tired, 20 ‘ s in the Sierra is dumb on a couple counts but we needed to make up some miles. For the first time in a while when I stand it is rough and I groan. That was normal at the beginning, but now as seasoned hikers this means it was a tough day, or perhaps,  tough series of days.

I thought of all these great ‘deep’ things I could write here today but now in my tent with food in me I just want to kill all mosquitoes, and sleep.

Maybe a milkshake too…

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