A beautiful morning greets the team as they hike 2 miles along the trail before turning off to the 7.4 mile side trail to Onion Valley over Kearsarge Pass (3400m). Passing frozen BullFrog Lake, they spot deer and coyote tracks, and begin the switchbacks up to the pass. The view down the other side is surreal, as they can see the sun blasted desert down through the valley. It’s a hot day, and they pass several hikers making there way back up the pass to rejoin the trail – they look forward to that in a day or so! Managing to glissade down some sections, they reach the car park; where their permits are checked by a friendly ranger and they meet Chipmunk; a trail angel who gives them doughnuts, chicken sandwiches, soda, a lollipop; and best of all a ride of 55 miles to Bishop, where they check into the Hostel California before borrowing some bikes and riding to the local brewery for beer and burgers! Episode 60 of Trail & Errors… 🙂