Friday, May 30, 2014

Zero In Kernville - (5/29/2014)

0 miles

Before I get to today's post I have some sad news that I want to write about. I got an email from my boss this afternoon that said a long time co-worker, Becky, had lost her battle with cancer. It saddens me to hear about her passing but at the same time it reminds me to keep pushing forward. Life is short and who knows when it is going to be snatched away from us. My deepest sympathies go out to Becky's family and friends. 

Today we are zeroing in Kernville so there aren't any miles or hiking to write about.

We did a whole lot of nothing today and it felt great. We watched a movie, napped, and rested all day. What we didn't do any of the chores that we needed to do like resupplying and doing laundry. Oops. :) So we are taking another zero tomorrow to take care of those things that we didn't do today. 

Part of the decision to take a second zero was based on the amount of snow in the Sierra that we are reading reports about. Neither Mandie or myself have much experience hiking in snow and we certainly don't have the proper gear for heavy snow hiking. So, we figured the longer we take to get there the better off we will be. 

Hopefully our waiting will pay off. As Mandie says, 'For once it feels like we are were were supposed to be.'