Reds Meadow to Tuolumne Meadows

After waiting out the rain for two days in Mammoth Lakes (and new snow on the mountain peaks!), Tina hiked the 35ish miles from Reds Meadow over Island and Donahue passes to reachTuolumne Meadows on the eastern side of Yosemite National Park yesterday afternoon.

We're in a pattern of daily thunderstorms in the mountains -- mostly in the afternoons and evening -- and so she still got some considerable rain Monday night, but she was already in her tent and only had to contend with a few drips here and there.   We've now resealed those particular spots and she reported no drips in tonight's rain.

Tina's now out again and 12 miles into the 76-mile stretch from Tuolumne Meadows to Sonora Pass. 

We're planning to wrap things up at Sonora Pass and call this trip done!   That'll translate to over a 1000 miles of hiking and 2800 miles of biking -- given the increasing unpleasantness of mountain weather conditions and our long "to do" list, we're figuring this might be enough for this round!  :)

All the best, David