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Published on July 30, 2013, by admin in The Great Outdoors.

7/28/13 – 70 miles Today we walked 13 miles, the longest day yet. It was tiring but tolerable because most of the afternoon into Reds Meadows was a gentle downhill. We were afraid that all the good campsites at Reds would be gone so we decided to send our fastest hikers on ahead to secure

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Published on July 22, 2013, by admin in The Great Outdoors.

7/22/13 – 7 miles Congratulations to the Troverts for summiting Half Dome. Suuz made it to the base of the cables – quite an accomplishment in itself. Deadeye and I only hiked a couple of miles and staked claim to a campsite at Clouds Rest campsite. It has been a little cooler as we climb

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Published on July 21, 2013, by admin in The Great Outdoors.

7/21/13 – 5 miles. On day one of our hike we woke early in the backpacker campground, boiled water for a quick cup of coffee, and walked a mile through Yosemite National Park to the official starting point of the John Muir Trail. The temperature was cool and the path shady as we climbed the

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Published on March 21, 2013, by admin in The Great Outdoors.

After several days of relentless wind and heat near Borrego Springs, Richard and Dianna moved over the mountains to an RV park, while I sought refuge in a more protected section of landscape discovered the day before. I’m still in Anza-Borrego State Park only about 20 miles south of Borrego Springs, but a whole world

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