I passed Soda Springs first thing this morning on my way out of Tuolomne Meadows. It’s naturally carbonated mineral water bubbling right up out of the ground.

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Next was second breakfast at Tuolomne Falls, where I sat at the base of the fifty foot falls for a while enjoying the mist.

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Lunch was in a random meadow. I was having a hard time hiking because I was at the end of a book I’m reading, so I eventually just sat down and finished it so I could stop thinking about it. It’s the first in a trilogy though so it ended on a cliffhanger (Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood). I have to wait until I get a cell signal to download the next one.

There were supposed to be a few fords after lunch, but all the creeks had rocks or logs to get across on and my feet didn’t have to get wet.

I made it to Matterhorn Creek to camp after 20.1 miles. Mac got a fire going to try to keep the mosquitoes away but they just kept coming.

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