Last night we stayed in a motel. We actually aren’t far from where our camper is being stored, but we were both mentally and physically exhausted (we had been up since 5:30am, hiked almost 10 miles, gained 2,550ft in elevation and hadn’t eaten real food yet!) so we pulled into the first motel we found; Motel Mt. Whitney. Then we ate at the Mt. Whitney Cafe. We are surrounded by all things Whitney.After coming down from Onion Valley, all that sounded good was comfort food, a shower and a place to rest without having to set it all up first.
Tonight we drove out to the Alabama Hills and explored the desert scenery, played at Mobius Arch, and watched helicopters and smoke drift around the area.We were supposed to be on the trail early today. We’d be staying at Outpost Camp.
We decided to head out tomorrow. We’ve been in Lone Pine for 48 hours waiting for a change and it’s not looking like anything will unfortunately.