Monthly Archives: July 2012

Olmstead Point Sunset

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Mom

Mom will be here tomorrow! This will be her first visit to Yosemite while I’m living in Tuolumne Meadows. Craig and I are very excited to have her here and staying with us. I have much hiking and exploring planned … Continue reading

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Twin Bridges

I have many morning paths I take into and from work. One of them is in the 3ish mile range and includes walking a little on the John Muir Trail over the ‘Twin Bridges’. It’s not my standard route but, … Continue reading

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July, where are you going?

Within the past few days I’ve seen my first Fireweeds and Alpine gentians of the season. Brewer’s blackbirds are moving in flocks through the meadows. Thunderclouds cast a gray pallor over my walk this morning. And I’m grateful to experience … Continue reading

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Water, Backpacking, Bread, and Books

These are the topics of conversations lately in Tuolumne Meadows. Water is the universal subject. 2012 is one of the driest years on record and we’re preaching water conservation. And we’re very serious about it to the point that it’s … Continue reading

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Swimming spot on the Lyell Fork…

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June Hiking: Budd Lake

Budd Lake is a smallish sub-alpine lake at the base of Cathedral Peak. The way Craig and I went was an unexpectedly strenuous cross-country hike (AKA just pushing through the wilderness with no trail to follow) in to the lake … Continue reading

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