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... steeled my mind to hang tough for the 2 1/2 to 3 hours that it would take them to get back to me. I don't want to try to make a guess at how hard the wind was blowing. I'm not good at that. But I will say that it was super windy, sometimes literally blowing us off balance...kind of scary!
I realized then that after the pass at Kearsarge every step I had taken over the past few days was mandatory. Going to the summit was optional and I opted out!
... neck for the day. The climb up throughout the valley and trees was steadily up but beautiful, however, as we continued up it soon became just rocky and severe. Along the way we would cross some streams and grab up some water, especially as we could look up at the behemoth ahead of us and recognize that once we began the switchbacks there would be no water to be found. It was crazy to reach a place on the trail where suddenly we would see a glacial lake, deep blue ...
... she knows we are going to kill her.
We finally came to an intersection and it gave mileage to the next town and I found that on the map, so we went in that direction. We ended up driving on Hwy 65, which runs north and south through the San Joaquin Valley. At the end of the day, we had a beautiful ride, but it was a long day. We started out about 100 miles as the crow flies from where we ended up. However, we couldn’t fly over the ...
... our minimal weather research was misguided. I hadn't noticed that the forecasts for cold and snow were at the highest elevations in the park, and we weren't going up that far. So we went to the park and picked a couple of easy hikes. The drive up was no joke. We were on crazy mountain roads that climbed up about 7,000 feet in maybe 20 miles. Somehow my fear of heights doesn't seem as bad when I'm in a car, but some of the turns were ...
... almost to the end but it was getting late and the road was getting narrower and steeper so we decided to head home.
SATURDAY 5/17- This campground is packed. I have never seen so many tents in a small area. Although they charge an arm and leg for the tent sites I guess they like it as there is a volleyball net/court, horseshoes, bluff overlooking the water and you can go swimming or tubing in the river. This was our lazy day so we went to a few antique stores and the ...