The Gold Lodge
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... finally out of sight I turned to see Epic hurrying down the trail behind me and decided to wait for her.
" your going the wrong way."
Though the PCT signage in Yosemite is almost non existent I was pretty sure I was in the right spot.
" no see, you were supposed to leave camp down the other trail"
Damn She was right. Thank goodness she had come after me or I would have hit 1000 miles about 15 miles off the ...
Well, after months of preparation we are off! We left Sonora around 8:00 AM with the Flat Stella's in tow. We had a great drive to Truckee where we did a 12 mile bike ride along the Truckee River. It was awesome weather, but ...
... the We-muk.
I watched an elderly lady as she wove small baskets from reeds and roots of some plant I couldn't hear her say.
Outside were the remains of an Indian village. No cloth teepees!
Coffee was next on the agenda, all this sight seeing is thirsty work!
Once consumed, we wandered to where the free shuttle buses were ferrying tourists around the huge park.
It didn't seem as organised as ...
... surrounding forests. With average winter temperatures well below freezing, most of it closes for the off season. Enough of the place was still open for us to find a warm bed and a cold beer.
The next morning we looked out of the door to find a gentle snow falling on Elephant's cover. It was time to unpack the serious cold weather gear and head north along the valley. We turned off into the mountains and climbed along the road towards Monitor ...
... We got out and stretched our legs for a little amble around Tenaya Lake and then again for a short hike around the area of Lembert Dome. I was craving a fireside birthday bevvie though and accepted that navigating the snaking road back to Hodgson would be best completed prior to starting with that... After all, I had Mom gripping the “holy ****” handle hard enough on the drive up, what with no shoulder and no barriers between Milly's chassis and the valley bottoms below.