Today was a long day with a ridiculously heavy pack. I wanted to get in a big day to set myself up for a few shorter days. Today, like clockwork, also started the Mosquitos. I haven't seen one yet, and the day I enter the Sierra, they start with fury. In two days I'll be camped at the foot of Whitney. Can't wait. Hiked on and off with moleman and guthook (two guys I hiked with on my first day). Hit 10,500 feet today, and hit plenty of snow patches.