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Archive for June 3rd, 2006

Destination: Tehachapi
Starting Location: Highway 58
Today’s Miles: 0.00
Trip Miles: 566.90
Tehachapi – Zero
Today was a very difficult zero. Cadence’s foot was hurting badly and she was concerned she may have developed a stress fracture. This injury was of particular concern because she had a previous break in the same foot as a result of long distance hiking. After researching options she went to the emergency room and received inconclusive results but an urging from the doctor to not exacerbate the injury and seek more advanced medical review. Given the pain, history, and recommendation she opted to not hike with us tomorrow. It is difficult to describe how bummed I am Cadence is hopefully only temporarily, off the trail. We have hiked together for weeks and while we disagreed occasionally on daily strategies, and our personalities bumped a bit, she was/is a great team member who added a tremendous amount to my hike.
Today was also logistically difficult as this was our last “big” town stop before the Sierra and it will be over a month before we see a full service town again. So we planned, we strategized, and we ultimately decided on buying food for 14 days and plan on coming out of the Sierra at Kearsarge Pass for a mid traverse resupply. Planning 14 days of meals is more difficult than it sounds so Sugar Daddy & I walked every aisle of the store and grabbed lots of things we like and that provide our caloric needs. I hope we got enough stuff because if we don’t we will be at the mercy of a few tiny convenience stores before we enter the “Range of Light” and all its snow.
Destination: Tehachapi
Starting Location: Highway 58
Today’s Miles: 0.00
Trip Miles: 566.90
Tehachapi – Zero
Today was a very difficult zero. Cadence’s foot was hurting badly and she was concerned she may have developed a stress fracture. This injury was of particular concern because she had a previous break in the same foot as a result of long distance hiking. After researching options she went to the emergency room and received inconclusive results but an urging from the doctor to not exacerbate the injury and seek more advanced medical review. Given the pain, history, and recommendation she opted to not hike with us tomorrow. It is difficult to describe how bummed I am Cadence is hopefully only temporarily, off the trail. We have hiked together for weeks and while we disagreed occasionally on daily strategies, and our personalities bumped a bit, she was/is a great team member who added a tremendous amount to my hike.
Today was also logistically difficult as this was our last “big” town stop before the Sierra and it will be over a month before we see a full service town again. So we planned, we strategized, and we ultimately decided on buying food for 14 days and plan on coming out of the Sierra at Kearsarge Pass for a mid traverse resupply. Planning 14 days of meals is more difficult than it sounds so Sugar Daddy & I walked every aisle of the store and grabbed lots of things we like and that provide our caloric needs. I hope we got enough stuff because if we don’t we will be at the mercy of a few tiny convenience stores before we enter the “Range of Light” and all its snow.
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