Hi, we're Neil and Tanya. Together we enjoy long distance walking. We've done some great walks in the UK and Europe. This year, we're going to the USA to walk the 2700 mile Pacific Crest Trail. This blog is about our big walk.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
"Awesome" is possibly the most overused and abused word in American English, but for the last week we've been hiking through scenery which would be hard to describe any other way!
After Neil's comment on our last blog entry about no more rattlesnakes, it was inevitable that we had one last rattler ambush the next day, but since then we'e climbed up and out of the desert and into the high mountains of the Sierra Nevada. Awesome, amazing, gobsmacking - we're loving it.
On Monday we went up Mount Whitney, at 14,505 feet the highest mountain in the U.S. outside of Alaska. On Tuesday we walked over Forester Pass, which is the highest point on the trail at 13,153 feet. Words cannot describe how great this place is, so please, enjoy the photos.