Got Pinged!

July 3, 2020

Extremely happy! Just wrapped up dinner and got pinged:


This is my name for Peter when his message comes from his Garmin. Receiving this just now means Peter and his buds 1) arrived safely to their Sierra destination (they’d left early this morning from La Jolla); 2) got on the trail;  3) thought to ping us their location. This also means that Peter remembered to bring his Garmin on the trip.

I still have all kinds of things to worry about — backpacking in the time of Covid, being in a car for hours with friends he doesn’t share a house with, his car making the trip in spite of not being serviced for nearly a year — but now we know where to send the helicopters in the event of an emergency.


Here’s more detail:

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And those maps give us more detail:  He’s on the east side of the Sierra, maybe parked at Horseshoe Meadows, maybe followed the Pacific Crest Trail, got in before dark, may climb Mt. Langely (14k+), his latitude and elevation, and his Garmin battery is low.

I will sleep well tonight.