Friday, October 5, 2007

JMT: Lancing the Blister - 7 of 17


We arrived late at Red's Meadow. After the grueling downhill, Jekyl's Blisters had gotten pretty bad. She was contemplating getting new shoes at Mammoth the following day, and decided to lance one of her blisters using a sanitized safety pin. I went ahead the next day while Smelly and Jekyl took the bus into town. We bought a bunch of beer and washed our pain away that night. Also hung out with some fellow JMTers going in the opposite direction. A bear had ripped through their "bear can". It was the kevlar bag type. Clearly they are no longer on the approved list this next season. I guess several people encountered the same problem. I had a pretty leisurely day finding a suitable camping spot while the girls were in Mammoth, although the trail was a little bit tricky, so I trekked back, read some of Moby Dick at a river crossing and waited. They had 2/3 of the food and part of the tent. Would have sucked if we hadn't found one another.


4 comments:

smelly said...

so gross!!! are you going to post 2 videos today since you didn't post any yesterday?? huh??????????

Mutcluck said...

I did post yesterday. You're ahead of the game since you subscribe to me on youtube. I uploaded a day early and started working on the post too. The uploading takes awhile. As you can see from the current post, you still can't see the youtube video I think. It's still processing. Also, blogger is doing something funny with the dates. I think it keeps the date from whenever I started a draft of the post. weird.

smelly said...

nuh, you didn't post a new video yesterday. i thought you were going to post 1 video/weekday!!

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOD MY BLISTER! Yuck! Gross! I'm going out to get another pedicure right now, just to get that image out of my mind.
Don't let Smelly bully you about posting. I'm very impressed.