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With only few to spare. We were really sweating that!!!!!!!! We are now headed south to Lone Pine and then we will head into Death Valley tonight. We think we might camp near Furnace Creek and seeThe Artists Palette formations. We're not sure what ...
Ok so we did in fact have a visitor in the night. At 4am we were woken up by a blood-curdling scream from the family camped next to us, followed immediately by noise of a blundering splash through the stream and crashing in the trees from a startled bear. Well, I think anything would have been scared by that scream. A little later on we made an early start at 6:30am to pack up our tent and get exploring some more. Unfortunately we can't do the half-dome hike because you need ...
... tossing and turning, fighting with my air pillow and claustrophobic sleeping bag that felt like a furnace.
But also, I had the chance to see this amazing granite basin that I had seen pictures of and knew was amazing. Due to the difficulty of the trail, I doubted I would ever come back again. It is too hard for a backpack I felt, and it is too long and hard of a trail for a day hike. If I wanted to day hike this trail, it would be 13 miles round trip, and that would not allow ...
... of society and in the woods for the last 11 days! 4 to go till we hit mt Whitney, tallest in the lower 48! The walk is coming to a close.
I had a huge dinner tonight, and watched a great sunset behind the mountains before it got to cold
I type up these blogs on my iPod in camp, but I keep running the battery down listening to music :( its a sad mental battle of what is more valuable
Chill happy night
Song of the day
500 miles -the ...
... earth. Here we saw the General Grant Tree, the third largest tree in the World - 267 feel high (the height of a 27 storey building); 29 feet wide at its base, and 2000 years old. When Americans first came to the west and returned to the East with stories of huge trees, no-one believed them. Even when they cut them down and brought them back in pieces, they still didn't believe how big the trees were - it was called the Great Californian ...
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