Looking back down toward Stovepipe Wells on the slow climb toward Emigrant Camp
This seems to be a bit steeper than I expected. Does that mean I'm already almost at Emigrant Campground?
It feels like I've already climbed most of the 1000 feet that I've been expecting. However, I'm not so sure that I've covered the full ten miles beyond Stovepipe Wells yet. Is the hot weather playing games with my senses?
While pulled over, I get out my map to help me get my bearings. Ha! The problem turns out to be that Emigrant Campground is situated at 2000 feet elevation, not at 1000 feet as remembered by my faulty memory.
The good thing is that I'm still lucid and not hallucinating from fatigue; Emigrant Campground is simply twice as high up the road as I had thought.
Date: April 24, 2007, 18h15