Monthly Archives: June 2013

Day 61 Sunrise Creek to Tuolumne Meadows

After our peaceful sleep under a canopy of trees, we awoke to another short hike to take us back to the trappings of the outside world. With such a popular trail, it was for the most part well groomed and … Continue reading

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Day 60 Mariposa to Sunrise Creek

After such an extended break, it felt slightly strange to don a pack and pick up the hiking poles. Back into the park we again mixed with the throng of day visitors, many of who would join us for the … Continue reading

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Day 57 + 58 + 59 Mammoth Lakes to Mariposa via Yosemite

With the siren call of an amazing hotel room and a very nice town, we decided to stay an extra day at Mammoth Lakes. Lounging around, we explored the stores and continued to stock up on delicious food that didn’t … Continue reading

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Day 56 Purple Lake to Mammoth Lakes

After another cool evening nestled in beneath the foot of the mountains, we awoke to thoughts of a hot, cooked breakfast. Unfortunately, we still had 13 miles to hike before we could allow such cravings to be satisfied. Another short, … Continue reading

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Day 55 Bear Ridge to Purple Lake

After a couple of long weeks in the mountains, it is becoming harder to get out of a warm sleeping bag in the morning. After some delaying tactics, we were finally up and back on the trail. A short sharp … Continue reading

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Day 54 San Joaquin River to Bear Ridge

With Sole Catcher and Jo off last night to enjoy the hot springs, we planned to meet them further up the trail. After a night of heavy condensation due to our proximity to the river, we were extra cautious in … Continue reading

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Day 53 Big Pete Meadow to San Joaquin River

It was almost a petting zoo today, with so many animals in abundance on the trail. Finally a warmer night meant we were all rested heading into our next pass. Beginning in a forested valley, our first mile was filled … Continue reading

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Day 52 South Fork Kings River to Big Pete Meadow

It was a day of ups and downs, literally and figuratively. After a cool night on a small hill top over looking a stream, we roused ourselves just before the sun came up. It was cold enough to freeze during … Continue reading

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Day 51 Rae Lakes to South Fork Kings River

Another pass up and down. After hiking over Glens Pass yesterday, and with the cool temperatures of being in a valley, we were reluctant to get out of our sleeping bags. Mustering out, we quickly packed up camp and started … Continue reading

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Day 50 Bishop to Rae Lakes

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools But the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure With a liberal allowance of time Henry David Thoreau I thought this a suitable quote to start … Continue reading

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