So we are about 10 days behind schedule right now.....I was sick for a week at the Andersons and it has been slow going since then. And it is hot now so....I really cannot wait to be out of the desert. We do not make as many miles as we could because it is too hot, and then you need to carry more water, and then your pack is heavier so you go slower..... The last few days were not very fun for me as I was exhausted after trying to hike across the Mojave Desert at night when it was cooler. But that messed with my sleep schedule and now I just want to be out of the desert. There are a bunch of people who are skipping up to Kennedy Meadows, and the one guy who was at the Andersons at the same time we were is skipping up there today with them...and he was one of the I want to walk continuously up to Canada people. Crazy. I think other people are also getting tired of the desert, so it is good to know I am not the only one. I still love it, just not so much hiking through it with a heavy pack. So hopefully it is not too hot the next 11 or 12 days and we can get to Kennedy Meadows. Right now skipping ahead is pretty tempting but....that is cheating. I didn't get much sleep last night either so I am still sleepy today, but we are going to hike out a little later today and get a few miles in before dark (there is a long hot stretch ahead with no water. boo!!). So yeah, if anyone is sending anything to us note that we are behind the 'schedule' that I sent out before we left.