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Wanna turn a 5-mile hike into an 11-mile hike? Follow me!

I’m an idiot, I can’t read a map, I parked at the wrong resort, and I now humbly apologize for all the people-hating I did in this post, because several people saved my ass today by helping me find the trail when I thought I was lost, and one of those groups also gave me a ride back to that wrong resort where I’d parked the BFT.

Sigh.

Y’all enjoy these photos I took along the Twenty Lakes Loop. Only two have captions, because I’m out of adjectives for hiking in the Eastern Sierra.

I’ll just be sitting here for a few more hours, popping ibuprofen and sipping electrolyte-infused beverages.

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Yep. Had to cross some snow!

Yep. Had to cross some snow!

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I knew the water taxi was a mileage-saving option (1.5 each way). I did not use it to get out to the trail head, nor did I buy a ticket for my return. Which is why, as I limped down to the dock after completing the loop, I had to ask the hottie boat driver, "Um? Do you give pity rides to overzealous hikers?" Affirmative. He let me buy my ticket after I got off at the other end of the lake. Worth. Every. Penny.

I knew the water taxi was a mileage-saving option (1.5 each way).
I did not use it to get out to the trail head, nor did I buy a ticket for my return.
Which is why, as I limped down to the dock after completing the loop, I had to ask the hottie boat driver, “Um? Do you give pity rides to overzealous hikers?”
Affirmative. He let me buy my ticket after I got off at the other end of the lake. Worth. Every. Penny.

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  1. Em, Em, didn’t anyone ever teach you the breadcrumb trick?! Mercy, it’s a wonder you became a wanderer!!