Camp Nelson Lodge
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... and explored the Valley on a great shuttle bus the park offers. We saw several mule deer as we walked, and while we heard about bear sightings, we saw none. Over the next couple of days, we hiked some more and then on Tuesday, EC and Paul went for a 2 hour horseback ride while Jack and I went on a really steep hike. I was so proud of him. It was a tough clmb on a day where the temp reached 90 degrees. We had a wonderful stay. ...
... that night.
On Sunday I had plans to just hang out by the river, maybe go back up to the Giant Forest. However, I saw a trail to Marble Falls and I thought it looked like fun. It was 8 miles round trip and I'm so glad I did it! There were hardly any people on the trail, which is a good thing because on the way back I had a bathroom emergency that involved searching for leaves if you know what I mean. The hike was pretty intense, I gained a ton ...
... are in excess of 2000 years old. Some snow was still in shaded areas, but nothing on the roads. An eye opening, genuinely awe inspiring experience.
A really bummer experience was when my batteries in MY camera failed and I had failed to recharge the extra set. We had to depend on Rhonda's camera for the entire day. Her camera cost 4 times as much as mine, but my camera takes the better pics.
... heading on down. Everyone said it would be insane without chains and why were we even in the park without chains?? The entrance should have been making sure that chains were in every car but they hadn't said anything to us.
Luckily, one of the tour guides (Paul the Park Ranger) was taking his bus back down the mountain and he had chains. If we stayed close to him, we would be alright so we followed him down. The next 45 minutes was the hardest I have ...
... past Laverne & Shirley's ground floor apartment window.)
(Another Side Note: After we got back from our trip we happened upon an episode of this year's MasterChef that was filmed on the New York lot where we had stood. It was cook to see it on TV. The part that caught us was that the episode featured the cast of Glee as judges for the cooking competition, the cast including Cory Monteith (Finn on the show). His untimely demise, just before the new season and ...