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... with a pack.
It only took about a mile to get away from most of the standard tourists. The beer started to kick in at 2 miles, and by 3 miles I was passing the the last of the weekend backpackers on the way back into the front country. By 4 miles I was Drunk !
One thing I have learned is that with my body in uber hiker mode beer kicks in hard and fast. My tolerance has gone down, but my body burns it off fast if I quit ...
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 ...
... On the way back we stopped off at Murphy which is a very quaint old gold mining town which is nicely preserved. There are 22 wineries that each have a tasting room in separate old building on the Main Street so it's a whole street of wine tasting boutiques. We were after a cup of tea which we found in a tempting cupcake shop. All the places looked worth exploring with lots of interesting shops which unfortunately we're just ...
... we finally stop, the view here is breathtaking as well! Sean points up to the overlook. We were just there! It seems much higher up from way down here. We grab some snacks and Sheba takes a quick nap. This is the best part...sitting here and taking in the view. Everything here seems so peaceful. It's so relaxing.
We leave our packs in a safe spot and head down to the creek and the falls. The air here is very cool. We come across a fallen tree ...
... br> The next day we headed to Calaveras State park where they have some Giant Sequoias. I knew they were big but wow! these are some big feckin trees. I mean really big. Tall and huge. Massive and colossal even… they do make you feel insignificant especially when you consider that the really big ones can be up to 3000 years old. But there is a real sense of peace and timelessness when you are with them. It is easy to understand ...