Sunday, August 07, 2016

Yosemite for Hike-a-thon!!

This year Hike-a-thon started out with a bang as Ryan and I traveled to Fresno, CA on August 1st and then drove to the Nelder Grove in Oakhurst, CA to camp out and hike among the Giant Sequoia Grove there.                                                          

The next day we got into Yosemite Park early to snag a campsite for the next 4 days and Ryan hiked from Tuolumne Meadows to Tenaya Lake. I did a mile around Tenaya Lake and then just relaxed. 

August 3rd, Ryan started his trek of the John Muir Trail doing Vernal Falls and on to Tuolumne Meadow, I just went to the Falls and back to visit Yosemite Village in the Valley. 

I arrived in Tuolumne Meadows to pick up Ryan and I had some time to spare, so I hiked out to see Soda Springs in the Tuolumne Meadow for another 1.5 miles.

On August 5th, we hiked to Tuolumne Grove together      
 Then Ryan did a few more miles across Tuolumne Meadow to the Tulumne Lodge. I hiked out a half a mile and back while waiting for him to arrive.

 On August 6th. I left Ryan to continue on the John Muir Trail all the way to Mount Whitney. As I left Yosemite, I stopped in the Wawona area and did the Meadow Loop Trail for 3.5 more miles for hike-a-thon.

So far I have a total of 12.5 miles for Hike-a-thon and we have raised $419 dollars for the WTA.  We are half way to our goal!!

Just click "Sponsor Me" to make a donation. Thank you in advance for your generosity! And for those folks who don't want to send money thru the internet. The old fashioned way of writing a check and putting it in the mail works too.  Just make checks out to WTA and you can send them to me at PO Box 16131 Seattle, WA 98116  Many Thanks to Jennifer and Janet who made donations this week!!

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