Cumulus chasing me down from the southeast and southwest, getting darker and threatening thunderstorms, and I’m doing some snow patch traverses and hopping away down slippery talus in sneakers as fast as I can at 11,000 feet. Saturday was my first day in and I didn’t get anywhere near as far as I thought I would. It took me 3 days to do 25 miles when typically I can bang out 25 miles in one day. This route is not a trail; it’s very slow-going. At the end of my ~8-9 mile day I was absolutely pulverized, and passed out cold by 8pm. This Sierra High Route business has me both piqued and terrified at the same time… Oh – and it never did rain.