Don on September 1st, 2016

Thursday: (09/01) Lou was off to an appointment in the morning. We were on the road by 1030. We stopped for lunch at the Golden Corral, per usual. A stop at the cheese factory in Escalon, California was fun. We enjoyed the house cat, their goats, and the koi. We also toured an antique shop. […]

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Don on August 26th, 2016

Friday: (08/26) Up early, and headed the two miles up trail to the last water possible for the next 10 miles. Mostly uphill today. After yesterday’s beautiful day, today’s trail is through bare mountains. Mostly on gravel and chert. However the major climb up was on an abandoned road bed so it has a nice […]

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Don on August 25th, 2016

Thursday: (08/25) Above left is where I camped at the top of the mountain of steps last night. Several lakes along the way earlier in the day. A nice mushroom. I also passed the 1000 mile point on the PCT trail. The marker is not exactly carved in stone but at least stacked in stone. […]

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Don on August 24th, 2016

Wednesday: (08/24) Nice morning views. A fellow hiker and I traded taking photos of each other. I also saw these interesting mushrooms. The big picture. A nice multi log river crossing. Lots of steps on steep grades today. I felt good but didn’t make many miles. I stopped at 1930 just at the top of […]

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Don on August 23rd, 2016

Tuesday: (08/23) Above is the nice long waterfall and the river by last nights campsite. More great scenery. All sorts of it. Met section Hikers Cindy and Whit from Delta from Delta, Alaska doing Tuolumne to Echo Lake. I never had any energy today. I’m amazed I did 16 miles. I camped at MM972 for 16 […]

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Don on August 22nd, 2016

Monday: (08/22) Breakfast at Lake View Restaurant. Not my kind of breakfasts but nice grounds. Scrambled eggs and toast for me, yogurt and fruit for Lou and a blueberry coffee cake for Dawn. We headed up to Tuolumne Meadows. I checked at the Wilderness Office then prepared to leave. I then noticed I didn’t have […]

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Don on August 21st, 2016

Sunday: (08/21) Leftovers for breakfast. We headed off toward Yosemite NP mid morning via Highway 120 passing through Tuolmne Meadows to Lee Vining. We stayed in Lee Vining and had dinner at Bodie Mine BBQ. Lunch in Tracy at the Golden Corral buffet. Rain is forcaste for mid day tomorrow which may make for an […]

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Don on August 17th, 2016

Wednesday: (08/17) Lou and Dawn were off to an appointment in the morning and met someone who demonstrated a vision device in the afternoon. Picked up a carpet cleaning machine and headed off toward San Jose. Stopped for lunch at China Wok. I arrived at 1305 and the  Direct TV installer was waiting but the […]

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Don on July 31st, 2016

Here is a link for a photo album of my recent hike of the Pacific Crest Trail from Dunsmuir to Truckee.  

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Don on July 27th, 2016

Wednesday: (07/27) Up at 0520 broke camp and loaded my backpack for train travel (Poles inside, all outside pocket stuff inside, empty excess water.  I made it to Truckee a day early at about 0630. I had gotten a ride from the trailhead. I had breakfast at the Wagon Train Coffee Shop then went to […]

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