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Retreat! Retreat!

As we lay in our sleeping bags replaying the events of the day and lamenting the fact we had only made it four arduous miles, of the 10 we had planned, we began to strategize for the following morning and … Continue reading

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Postholers Paradise

Well last night was far from warm and dry. No sooner than we ducked into our tents, a steady patter of rain began to fall that lasted most of the night. By morning light it had stopped, and a good … Continue reading

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Here goes nothin’

Up early enough, but day one of trips are always a little disorganized, no matter how much planning you do. Our goal this morning is 11 miles, which may be a bit overzealous, considering we had 2 extra miles of … Continue reading

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A little snow will do ya

A steady and heavy rainfall all last night kept me tossing and turning, wondering if Tioga road would actually be opened today. Nothing left but to try it out. The skies were dark and moisture continued to fall from the … Continue reading

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Ironing things out

So Wrinkle #4 is taken care of , and it appears that Wrinkle #2 – our son’s sleeping bag issue has worked it’s way out. He was able to actually pick one up, and the size he needed at REI. … Continue reading

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Wrinkles

Thanks to our good friends Sandy and Steve (aka. Scout ), we were able to head up to Mammoth and scout out the on-site logistics for this week’s upcoming adventure, without having to stealth camp on USFS land. It just … Continue reading

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Bring’n it Home

Most of us were asleep before the sun finally set, and sounds of snoring and an increasing wind were the night’s lullaby.  I got up once to pee in the middle of the night, and ended up star gazing till … Continue reading

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A “Terrorific” Day…Part Two

My first goal was to have made it to the Trail Junction.  That way I was sure to be able to exit out of Whitney Portal.  Goal #1…Check!  Having accomplished that, I decided to go as far as I could … Continue reading

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Setting up…for Whitney

This morning we awoke to the bright orange glow of the newly risen sun.  It was blinding. So much so that we needed our sunglasses even before we exited our tent.  It was gloriously warm as well, and it was … Continue reading

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One More Day

Last night it was ridiculously cold.  Jan said her digital thermometer read 33°.  Yikes!  We have one more day of acclimation before we start our circuitous route to Mt. Whitney.  This evening April, Steve and Trevor are to arrive.  This … Continue reading

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