“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty 'yes' to your adventure.” - Joseph Campbell

Lonesome Lake and the eponymous hut, the first AMC hut on trail for NOBOs.

Lonesome Lake and the eponymous hut, the first AMC hut on trail for NOBOs.

The next morning we head to breakfast and then the trailhead for the second day in the whites, a 16 mile slackpack of the Kinsmans. This is normally a short day for a slackpack but we’ve heard the terrain is particularly rough; the hike will take us all day.

The next morning we head to breakfast and then the trailhead for the second day in the whites, a 16 mile slackpack of the Kinsmans. This is normally a short day for a slackpack but we’ve heard the terrain is particularly rough; the hike will take us all day.

I zero to take care of my visa and who should stop by but Stardust! She’s slowed down again, you always see old friends pop up on trail.

I zero to take care of my visa and who should stop by but Stardust! She’s slowed down again, you always see old friends pop up on trail.

Looking back on the mountains we’ve hike to get into Lincoln.

Looking back on the mountains we’ve hike to get into Lincoln.

Off to do trail chores! First food of course, followed by the post office, library, and a resupply.

Off to do trail chores! First food of course, followed by the post office, library, and a resupply.

Miss Janet and Baltimore Jack pull into Chet’s.

Miss Janet and Baltimore Jack pull into Chet’s.