7:52 am - Thursday - August 3rd - 50º F, 82% humidity, wind - CALM.....clear blue skies.....wow, CALM and clear blue skies.....each is a rarity, but both at one time....double WOW! Forecast high for Gardiner is 81º F (Mammoth Hot Springs - 76º F).
So, what do you do after an epic 13.5 mile hiking day? Well, follow along to see.......after a very full Tuesday we slept in until after 8 am getting over 9 hours of sleep. We had both intended to be up early again, but at 6 am my eyes refused to open, so I just went back to sleep for 2 more hours. I was surprised that I was not really sore.....just a little stiff. After just a few minutes of being up and moving around the stiffness seemed to recede to the background. We did want to take another hike Wednesday to add to our '100 Mile Hiking Club' mileage, and to get us over the 45 mile mark, so around 10:30 am we headed back to the Swan Lake Flat area, which is just across US-89 from the Bunsen Peak trailhead. On the other side of the road is the Glen Creek trailhead which runs about 2.1 miles to the