Today I woke up with deja vu. I swear I woke up in my sleeping bag in the tent still half asleep before. Then I realized, oh yes, I have done this before... A few times. I was feeling a little bummy. However, today was filled with lots of people on the trail, and once we completed the 1,000 foot climb in the morning, everything else was completely flat.
As we passed all the people on the trail, their excitement for what we are doing revitalized my spirits, and once again I began to feel good. It made me think, that like anything in life, we start to get bored with something we do everyday for days on end. It's important to be reminded of why you're doing it, and get excited about it. With warm skies, snowless trail, and flat terrain, I got excited.
We did 17 miles today, with no break. Before 2pm. Why? Our legs are tough -- used to the ups and downs of the high Sierras, and on flat land we just didnt get tired. So we trucked on strong to get to our reupply in Tuolumne Meadows. When we got to the lodge where we intended to eat (not only did we not break, Andy didn't eat anything, and I only ate a small bar), it was closed. We knew there was a restaurant down the road so hitched down there and got some really good -- but expensive -- food.
Our hitch back up was quick thanks to two passing through. We couldn't do our resupply tonight because the store was closed by the time we got back, so we are camped out behind the store and will do so in the morning. There are picnic tables, bear boxes, and a great spot to camp so we're both pretty comfy. We -- technically speaking -- entered into Yosemite today from Ansel Adams wilderness, and are excited to be in one of the greatest wildernesses in America.