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Sketches from Yosemite

August 31, 2012

DAY ONE — We arrive at Curry Village and check in to our (hopefully) hantavirus-free tent.

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I sure hope they fumigated this place.

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We rode our bikes over to the Ahwahnee Hotel and had a beer there. I thought it was a beautiful hotel until I saw the elevators….

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Yikes! I’ve seen these elevators before. I think I’ll take my chances with the hantavirus.

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DAY TWO — We begin the hike to Half Dome from Curry Village. The Vernal Fall appears after climbing many steps.

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Getting closer. Maybe an hour from the top at this point.

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About 800 more feet to go! Great hike. Took about 6 hours to get up there, and four to get back down. Pretty sore after that, so Day Three will be a day of rest.

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DAY THREE — In 1903 President Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir made a special trip to Yosemite. I would like to think they also solved mysteries together, which might have been described in a compilation called The Curse of the Sequoia Grove and Other Short Stories, but that’s just me.

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The tents in Curry Village are stacked right next to each other, so you’re bound to hear every whisper or shoe that’s dropped. This guy got mad at us for making too much noise before the quiet hours even started. We were probably two minutes from falling asleep, too.

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Our last night we all went down to the meadow and checked out the starry night sky.
Great way to wrap up the trip!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Maji permalink
    August 31, 2012 9:32 am

    AWESOME!!! Love them all!!

  2. dilly permalink
    August 31, 2012 3:40 pm

    These ARE AWESOME…love the story lines too

  3. Mare permalink
    September 2, 2012 12:55 am

    This could be a story book! Get ye published.

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