Category Archives: Yosemite

Day 6, Sunrise to Tuolumne

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Day 5, Merced Lake to Sunrise

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Day 4, Vogelsang to Merced Lake

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Day 3, Vogelsang and day hike to Emeric

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Yo 2014 videos

This is the link to the videos I took on David’s and my trip to the High Sierra Camps, 2014. I wish the stars had been video-able; the night sky was absolutely filthy with them. Perfect weather. Never put on … Continue reading

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Yosemite 2014 at and near Vogelsang HSC

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quest for desktop

David and I spent a week backpacking in Yosemite a few days ago (as we try to do most summers), and it was sensational. The best one yet. The secret to being the best one yet, I think, is that … Continue reading

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Virtual Yosemite

List of Photo VR Scenes in Yosemite National Park by erik goetze What’s odd and exciting is how little this guy’s experience of Yosemite overlaps with mine. I’ve been to a lot of places in Yosemite, but very few of … Continue reading

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backpacking tools

David and I have backpacked for twelve years. In the beginning, it wasn’t easy to say whether or not we’d make it a continual thing. The first two expeditions, in fact, if not disastrous, were certainly less than satisfactory in … Continue reading

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Perfect Information

On David and my latest field trip, in Pate Valley, during our day off, when we had nothing better to do, I broached the subject of “perfect information.” My example was that, if I did have perfect information, I would … Continue reading

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Yosemite Hike, part II

Pate Valley is at the bitter end of the canyon. Go farther, and you will fall from sheer cliffs into the Tuolumne, and your body will be carried over various falls and rapids to the Hetch Hetchy reservoir itself. Eventually … Continue reading

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Yosemite Hike, Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne

So we’re back. Another memorable trip into the wilderness, complete with rain, hail, sleet, and sunshine. Mostly sunshine, but the first day out it looked like we might be in for copious amounts of misery. At first, the weather was … Continue reading

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the Duck’s Foot, redux

To prepare for my hike with Dave in Yo, I took out my planisphere. Turns out the Duck’s Foot is part of Scorpio, with a couple stars that are unrelated. The Ancients obviously made a colossal mistake in not incorporating … Continue reading

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