I am going to take advantage of the beautiful weather and the brief re-opening of Mineral King by doing a 12 mile trail hike over Timber Gap on Thursday. This hike should be considered moderately strenuous to strenuous. It is at high elevation. The trail is good but steep in parts.
If anyone is interested in going, I can meet them in Earlimart at 5:30 am, in Three Rivers at 6:45 am, or at the Sawtooth Trailhead in Mineral King at 8 am. The marmots have all holed up by now, so don't worry about them.
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