I received a rare email from Craig yesterday and I'm sharing it with you.
"As you figured out, I've been here in Lone Pine since late last week, staying at the hostel and waiting for my winter gear to arrive from the East coast. Now it's here and packed, along with ten days of food, ready for my departure tomorrow morning for the final leg. 23 miles and 11,000' up from here! And then, of course, getting back down! At which point I suspect I will be more than ready for that cold beer. Or two or three!
About fifty mountain miles round trip, so...I'm figuring 7-10 days, just to be safe. Still snow up there, and it's a damned heavy pack, what with snowshoes and plastic boots and crampons and winter bag and all that! Not to mention the effects of altitude, which I haven't been at for awhile. At this point, discretion is the better part of valor, so...I'm not going to rush!"
Why not help Craig celebrate this incredible journey by making a donation via his PayPal "support me" link. He would be mad if he knew I was promoting this, but I've sent a small donation for some good cold beer when he gets back down. You might think of other ways to support him. If you're so inclined, click on the link to his blog and look for the PayPal "donate" button. I'm sure you'll make his day!