Made another visit to the hospital yesterday. The swelling had subsided by about 80%; the rash a little less so. I was prescribed some extra medication and on the proviso that things continued to improve, given a tentative ‘thumbs up’ to start hiking again within the next couple of days.
This evening I was given a ride back to Kennedy Meadows by my new friend, Joe, so as to make an uber early start in the morn. A big thanks, mate, for all your help.