After a full-on week off, we dropped our hire car back at Ridgecrest yesterday and were kindly hosted by our new friend Gary (see Day 51). Not only did he put us up in his home, but we also had a lovely BBQ, enjoyed his hot tub, and he gave us a lift back to Kennedy Meadows General Store today – thanks Gary! Re-equipped for the snow and keen to get started we head into the Sierras tomorrow….