Awoke at 5am and hiking at 6:15. Mile 424.91 to 444.50, Elevation 3800+ increase and 6800+ decrease. Hiked with Guy until shortly before the North Fork Ranger Station. his shin pain was worsening and he wanted help getting out. We thought the RS would have options, but all roads were closed (fire closures) and the only option was air lifted out (Medivac). We left Guy there to spend the night so he could slowly
Hobble out to Acton the next day. Just as we were leaving Mousetrap showed up. We hiked out to Acton’s KOA , got showers pizza beer and caught up with Matt, NatGeo, Drift, Sophie and James and many others. Then Mousetrap and Guy showed up! Mousetrap had carriers Guy’s pack the 8.8 miles. Also this day Jerry saw a fox poke his head out onto the trail before scampering off. And I did a faceplant on the trail. No injuries except scuffed up palms.