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August 6 & 7th . . . Saw heaven . . .

6:30 a.m. . . . I slept, but not much. instead I was up all night––first the wind, then the rain, then the thunder and lightning––which was just right here and now I wake up to find snow all around … Continue reading

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August 5th . . . day five . . .

Sitting here around seven p.m. last night, we looked doomed to rain and wind and then, at last light, after I’d closed myself into the tent, the birds sang and the sun beat away the clouds on the mountain tops––all … Continue reading

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1 August . . . “Ride the rumor, go with the flow”*

Day one . . . I slept like a baby, at least long enough to miss what I hear was a noisy party evening in the camp––those damn K-mart campers over there!! The sun is very definitely up in the … Continue reading

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22 July . . . the patent leather loafers

At this moment there is nothing better than drinking Bob’s T-shirt coffee, while sitting on the floor of the whitney hut, looking out the door in a north-westerly direction. Another BOLD statement>>>> down at Whitney Portal by 2:30 p.m . … Continue reading

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July 7th . . . Red Cones

After the thrill of finding Scott was over, we went for burgers and met Ben & Erica. We didn’t get out of Reds until noon.  We walked with the intention of getting to Duck Lake––a slight detour, but recommended over … Continue reading

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Day three, looking back . . .

I walked into Sunrise Camp at about 7:30 p.m. At about 4 p.m., I developed a super blister that required that I take off my boots and do the rest of the trail in my sandals. Uphill wasn’t too bad … Continue reading

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Day one. Sunday, June 30th . . .

a.m. . . . pack is all packed and my boots are on! I met up with “Gio” at the San Francisco Amtrak office and we’ve teamed up for a couple of days. I’ll be leaving him at Tuolomne Meadows. … Continue reading

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