Day 47: Decision To Pause
Hiked with Ned and crew back towards Cottonwood Pass and the trail out to Lone Pine. Easy day today. We are now only 8 miles from road. I camped on a large rock to avoid the cold snow. My sleeping pad is not really made for snow and is not warm when on snow.
I have decided to go home and come back in about 3 weeks. During that time snow will be melting. It will not be gone when I come back, not by a long shot. The snow line will be a bit higher, I will have fewer miles on snow, and the streams may not be as raging.
Ned has offered to give me a ride to Reno. I can fly home from there.