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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Half way!

When I woke up near clear spring, Red Bass, Thunder Thighs, and Ice Cream were still sleeping so I packed up my stuff quietly and headed out. The trail was mostly flat and the morning was cool so I moved fast and got some miles in early. I usually wake up around 5:30 and am … Continue reading »

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Even after my longest day, I was still feeling energized, which was good because I started the day with a big climb out of the river valley.  Lot of the morning was spent hiking through more forest, with soft ground and good cushion. Gone are the granite landscapes of the Sierra mountains. At these lower … Continue reading »

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After spending a restful night in Truckee and having an amazing breakfast the next morning, Merkel, Horizon, and I got back on the trail while Mama Merkel hung out with Papa Merkel. Horizon and Merkel both had plans to stay in Truckee through the end of the weekend so they decided to slackpack (I.e. day … Continue reading »

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Jacob got up early on Friday morning and met me at Kennedy Meadows North before 10 am. He had looked at the weather forecast and knew there were storms in our future starting that afternoon so as soon as he got there, we went for a quick hike. Not knowing the area very well, we … Continue reading »

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To Sonora pass

Jacob had to head home on Monday morning so I got an early start back on the trail on June 1. It was pretty flat leaving Tuolumne and I made good time. It was such easy going I ended up hiking 26 miles that day, including going over a 10,000′ pass. I found a beautiful … Continue reading »

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When I got to Tuolumne Meadows, I checked at the lodge to see if there were any rooms available in the valley that weekend. Jacob was meeting me on Friday night and I wanted to set up a place to stay. There were two rooms in all of the Yosemite valley lodging available for that … Continue reading »

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Something is wrong with this app and every time I write and save this post, it gets erased. This is the third time I’m writing this so it will be brief. I left Merkel and Horizon and set off to find some hot springs that are just off the trail. First, I had to ford … Continue reading »

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