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Whitney Portal 2012

Whitney Portal 2012


Hello everyone! My Mom and nephew came to visit at the beginning of August, and I took them on a tour of the Sierra. My 15 year old nephew, David, had never been out this way…even after living two hours from it for a few years… He seemed pretty excited. Most of the first day … Continue reading

John Muir Stuff

John Muir Stuff


John Muir Stuff I’ve been collecting stories and quotes from John Muir for a few years now, and have added a section to the blog where people can go to read a few of his short stories and learn a little more about him if they are interested. I’ll be adding more John Muir stories … Continue reading

Eastern Sierra: Pt 10

Eastern Sierra: Pt 10


Eastern Sierra: Day 10 – The End …for now (or, Cheeseburgers) Day 10 brought the promise of: all downhill; a Quarter Pounder w cheese, McDee’s fries, cheeseburgers and a large Coke; no more using a shovel…and a shower! At the thought of this, the six year old immediately went to work on mountain-guy…and mountain-guy’s  only … Continue reading

Eastern Sierra: Pt 9

Eastern Sierra: Pt 9


Eastern Sierra: Day 9 – Upper Pine Lake I woke up feeling like a six year old that has just been informed he has five minutes left to play on his favorite ride… Today was the last full day and night I would spend in the wilderness. There was some distance to cover today, with … Continue reading

Eastern Sierra: Pt 8

Eastern Sierra: Pt 8


Eastern Sierra: Day 8 – Down I woke up, and Tomorrow-Guy was nowhere to be found. It was about 7:30 and I mixed some Tang and poked my head out of the tent, then climbed the rest of the way out. It was still cold, but there was no wind to speak of. The sun … Continue reading

Eastern Sierra: Pt 7

Eastern Sierra: Pt 7


Eastern Sierra: Day 7 – Purple Mountains Majesty As a kid, and as an adult, I had often wondered what the phrase, Purple Mountains Majesty meant. I had found pictures of purple mountains on the net, and remember thinking to myself, okay…purple mountains… I could never get the majesty part from looking at the pictures. … Continue reading

Eastern Sierra: Pt 6

Eastern Sierra: Pt 6


Before I get started with Day 6, I’d like to thank everyone that has been following this story and checking out my other posts. I’m new to the blog world and was really surprised that so many people found my blog so quickly. Thanks again for stopping by and I hope to keep putting out … Continue reading