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Archive for June 24th, 2006

Destination: Vermilion Valley Resort
Starting Location: Vermilion Valley Resort
Today’s Miles: 0.00
Trip Miles: 878.50
VVR – Zero
My sister-in-law Loris Ann sent the best homemade scones with my dad. I ate two & locked the others in the bear vault for on trail pleasure & motivation. Lucky Liz sent some almond butter energy bars & the nicest letter. I love & miss that woman.
About 20 hikers in VVR & most walked here. Also looks like about another 24 are farther down the trail. Talking to others & comparing notes is odd because it is as if we are on different trails. Things that were difficult for us, were easy for others & vice versa. A lot has to do with timing (what time on snow, what time did you cross) & level of expertise. One team did manage to go up the wrong pass only to find themselves on a cliff face, while Odie made it from Kennedy Meadows straight through in 7 days. We got in trouble at Bear Creek & others had no difficulty there. So like life, the trail is different for everybody, every day.
My dad did bring some unfortunate news from home. My mom is dealing with some medical problems. And in her never ending supportive way she sent word that if I come off the trail because of it she would strangle me. So I won’t. Instead I will hike stronger in unison with her working hard to bounce right back. My thoughts will be with her every day in every step.
Had a good BBQ dinner with tri-tip, chicken & ribs. I like VVR & think given their location they are providing a very valuable service. That said, if I were to do this again I would likely go: Kennedy Meadows to Muir Ranch to Tuolumne. Now that I think about it more, I simply think I am familiar with VVR & thus it does not provide me much in the way of new experiences. And I would prefer to stay in the mountains to maintain more continuity. That is easy to say after I am rested. My feet are sore & I need to hike to reduce the swelling . . . off we go to infamous Mono Creek Crossing.
Destination: Vermilion Valley Resort
Starting Location: Vermilion Valley Resort
Today’s Miles: 0.00
Trip Miles: 878.50
VVR – Zero
My sister-in-law Loris Ann sent the best homemade scones with my dad. I ate two & locked the others in the bear vault for on trail pleasure & motivation. Lucky Liz sent some almond butter energy bars & the nicest letter. I love & miss that woman.
About 20 hikers in VVR & most walked here. Also looks like about another 24 are farther down the trail. Talking to others & comparing notes is odd because it is as if we are on different trails. Things that were difficult for us, were easy for others & vice versa. A lot has to do with timing (what time on snow, what time did you cross) & level of expertise. One team did manage to go up the wrong pass only to find themselves on a cliff face, while Odie made it from Kennedy Meadows straight through in 7 days. We got in trouble at Bear Creek & others had no difficulty there. So like life, the trail is different for everybody, every day.
My dad did bring some unfortunate news from home. My mom is dealing with some medical problems. And in her never ending supportive way she sent word that if I come off the trail because of it she would strangle me. So I won’t. Instead I will hike stronger in unison with her working hard to bounce right back. My thoughts will be with her every day in every step.
Had a good BBQ dinner with tri-tip, chicken & ribs. I like VVR & think given their location they are providing a very valuable service. That said, if I were to do this again I would likely go: Kennedy Meadows to Muir Ranch to Tuolumne. Now that I think about it more, I simply think I am familiar with VVR & thus it does not provide me much in the way of new experiences. And I would prefer to stay in the mountains to maintain more continuity. That is easy to say after I am rested. My feet are sore & I need to hike to reduce the swelling . . . off we go to infamous Mono Creek Crossing.
Destination: Vermilion Valley Resort
Starting Location: Vermilion Valley Resort
Today’s Miles: 0.00
Trip Miles: 878.50
VVR – Zero
My sister-in-law Loris Ann sent the best homemade scones with my dad. I ate two & locked the others in the bear vault for on trail pleasure & motivation. Lucky Liz sent some almond butter energy bars & the nicest letter. I love & miss that woman.
About 20 hikers in VVR & most walked here. Also looks like about another 24 are farther down the trail. Talking to others & comparing notes is odd because it is as if we are on different trails. Things that were difficult for us, were easy for others & vice versa. A lot has to do with timing (what time on snow, what time did you cross) & level of expertise. One team did manage to go up the wrong pass only to find themselves on a cliff face, while Odie made it from Kennedy Meadows straight through in 7 days. We got in trouble at Bear Creek & others had no difficulty there. So like life, the trail is different for everybody, every day.
My dad did bring some unfortunate news from home. My mom is dealing with some medical problems. And in her never ending supportive way she sent word that if I come off the trail because of it she would strangle me. So I won’t. Instead I will hike stronger in unison with her working hard to bounce right back. My thoughts will be with her every day in every step.
Had a good BBQ dinner with tri-tip, chicken & ribs. I like VVR & think given their location they are providing a very valuable service. That said, if I were to do this again I would likely go: Kennedy Meadows to Muir Ranch to Tuolumne. Now that I think about it more, I simply think I am familiar with VVR & thus it does not provide me much in the way of new experiences. And I would prefer to stay in the mountains to maintain more continuity. That is easy to say after I am rested. My feet are sore & I need to hike to reduce the swelling . . . off we go to infamous Mono Creek Crossing.
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