Left Bishop with the trail angel “santa’s helper,” Blis, Happy Feet, Indigo and Juniper. santa’s helper is a really fit, endearing, gentle, auspicious, cool 72 year old. He wanted us to spread the word that he is looking for a lady partner. wink wink you single older women! You can find him, I think, on Facebook!
The H.E.R.P.E.S. team hiked two miles up from Onion Valley Trail Head, stopping to camp at flower lake.
The next morning, around 5 am, we left flower lake, hitting Kearsarge Pass early, before the snow thawed.
Navigation on the trail was difficult the entire time, jostling between the actual pct route, the snow path created by fellow hikers, and the unbearably deep suncups.
(Looking down on south side of Glen Pass)
There we met Ranger Victor who met up with Ranger Mike. Mike had Victor’s skis and brought them to the top of Glenn Pass for Victor in exchange for a beer.