20 May 2022
Big Whitney Meadow to Horseshoe Meadow
(7 miles, +1,500/-1,300 feet).
Although I camped in a good spot last night, I had trouble sleeping again. I feel like all of a sudden I don’t know what to do with my arms on the sleeping pad! It’s weird because usually I feel quite cozy in the tent.
Anyhoo, I was on trail by 6am to start the climb up over Cottonwood Pass. I’ve never headed this way before — usually I am heading there either from the PCT or from Horseshoe Meadow.
The climb was tough, but the air was cool and I took my time. It started to get really pretty towards the end of the climb.
And then before I knew it I was back at the iconic trail sign at the pass.
From there it was an easy 4 miles back to the car.