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A cold day in the Whites

Bacon in Carter shelter
Bacon in Carter shelter

Rock climbing for years in Tuolumne and Joshua Tree did not prepare me for descending wet slab with a pack in the Whites.

Bruce the Trail Angel helped me resupply in Gorham and get back on trail.

Came into Gentian in the dark, soaking wet, very cold. Met Ali Baba and we had a nice chat way past hiker midnight.

It was freaking cold.

Liz "Snorkel" Thomas

Liz Thomas is a well-traveled adventure athlete most known for breaking the women’s unsupported speed record on the Appalachian Trail in 2011. She has completed the Triple Crown of Hiking–the Appalachian Trail, the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail, and 3,100 mile Continental Divide Trail–and has backpacked over 15,000 miles across the United States. While not on trail, Liz lives in Denver, Colorado.