Oct. 5, 2014 Panamint Springs Resort to Dirt Road 27 miles 4 pm: It's almost time to depart, so I down a couple liters of goldfish pond water. It's definitely fishy. I don't mind fishy, it's better than sulfury. Which flavor desert water do you prefer? It's hard to pull away from these watering holes, … Continue reading L2H Day 4 Part III
Remember when we called our two day stunt (August 9 and 10, 2014) from Snoqualmie to Steven's Pass the Nature's Valley Invitational? (Yeah I'm speaking to you shit bird) Because that's all we had to eat! What is the Nature's Valley Invitational? It is an unofficial, unsupported, undocumented backpacking challenge that begins at Snoqualmie Pass … Continue reading Nature’s Valley Invitational
Oct. 5, 2014 Panamint Springs Resort to Dirt Road 27 miles From Darwin Falls, the route follows a faint cairned rock scramble. I'm not sure how to describe it in technical terms, like what class it fits into. It's steep. Steep enough so that fucking up could prove fatal. Steep enough that you would rather … Continue reading L2H Day 4 Part II: China Garden Spring
Oct. 5 Panamint Springs Resort to Dirt Road 27 miles The next section from Panamint Springs to Lone Pine is 62 miles. There are only two natural water sources: Darwin Falls and China Garden Spring. They lie within the first ten miles of this section, so you'll need to cache water somewhere or carry 54 … Continue reading L2H Day 4 Part I: Darwin Falls
Oct. 4, 2014 Spring in Tuber Canyon to Panamint Springs Resort 20 miles We decide to sleep in and I wake up hungover from dehydration and lack of sleep. But today we'll reach our first resupply point and hopefully bounce back from yesterday's vigor. Tuber canyon looks beautiful in the morning sun light, it's complexion … Continue reading L2H Day 3: Crossing the Panamint Valley
Oct 3, 2014, Shorty's Well to spring in Tuber Canyon, 23 miles Keep a-movin' Dan, don't you listen to him Dan, He's a devil not a man and he spreads the burning sand with water, Dan can you see that big, green tree where the water's running free and it's waiting there for you and … Continue reading L2H Day 2 Part 2: Are you there water? It’s me, Chance.
Oct 3, 2014, Shorty's Well to spring in Tuber Canyon, 23 miles "L2H: Where you're hydrated and dehydrated at the same time." We wake up before dawn, it wouldn't feel proper otherwise. The first order of business is to find the water source located in Hanaupah Canyon. A 4wd track leads us to the base … Continue reading L2H Day 2 Part 1: Sea Level to 11,000 ft.