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YOSEMITE Classic Mixbook

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S: Yosemite 2011

BC: And what an amazing adventure it was. | This adventure (and this book) was made possible by: - Andy and Kristine Harrison - Rod and Linda MacArthur - Neal and Suzy Erickson - Wayne and Beth Erickson THANK YOU ALL

FC: Our Yosemite Adventure | September 2011

1: Day 1 - Monday - Spent the day in travel and anticipation - 4 hour delay in Indianapolis led to a 1 hour baggage delay in San Fransisco - Ended up driving to Yosemite in the dark - Thanks to Rod and Linda MacArthur, we had a nice cozy ending to a long day

2: Day 2 - Tuesday - Had a delicious breakfast at White Wolf *- Secured wilderness passes for Wednesday and Thursday - Set up camp at Tuolumne Meadows | P-O-S-H

3: - Headed to Porcupine Flats to begin North Dome hike - Ignored the crow at the trail head and began the hike - The hike began well, but had some dark clouds following us, literally

4: Day 2 - continued - Thunderstorm rolled in while on North Dome - Found out parking lot area was struck by lightning and multiple cars were dead (or mortally wounded) - Spent the rest of the night shuffling people and stuff - Struggled to secure a new rental car

6: Day 3 - Wednesday - Another White Wolf breakfast - Took advantage of the showers - Bid farewell to Rod and Linda - Finished retrieving gear

7: - Set out for the BIG two day hike - Left from the Sunrise Trailhead on the SW side of Tenaya Lake - The trail started out easy, but quickly led to many stairs and switchbacks

8: Day 3 - continued - Rain began again - Found a beautiful campsite and the rain stopped

9: - Ate dinner - Enjoyed a wonderful sunset - Warmed up by our neighbor's fire - Went to bed as the rain fell once more

10: Day 4 - Thursday - We all made it to the top of Clouds Rest (Elevation 9926') - 360 degrees of breath-taking views - Split up with Andy and Kristine - Headed down the mountain

13: Day 4 - continued - Broke down camp - Began the long, slow journey to the parking lot - Our goal was to meet up with Andy and Kristine in the valley - Played leap frog all the way down with our campsite neighbors Mike and Harold - Feasted on pizza for dinner | South West View | North East View

14: Day 5 - Friday - Woke up in our cozy cabin and headed for a huge breakfast buffet - Saw some (tame) wildlife - Got to do a little shopping

16: Day 5 - continued - Took in some beautiful scenery - Hiked to the base of El Capitan - Split ways with the Harrisons and headed home

19: More of God's Handiwork...

20: Come Back | SOON

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  • Title: YOSEMITE Classic Mixbook
  • The Erickson Yosemite Adventure Book
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  • Published: about 8 years ago