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5/6/07 1:02 P

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As I'm sure you know there are lots of great hikes in Yosemite. The hike up to the top of Half Dome is excellent (and challenging) if you are up for it, otherwise, just going up to the falls is great too. (there are plenty to choose from.)

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4/26/07 7:22 P

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Thanks for the recommendations. I am really looking forward to heading out there. We are also going to make a side trip to Yosemite. It will be awsome!

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4/21/07 12:35 P

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For Tahoe, you may also want to check out the TRT (Tahoe Rim Trail) which uses part of the PCT on it's course. I did the entire 165 miles a couple of years ago (in sections) and it is beautiful. Each section is unique, my favorites being the east side (some smaller legs, around 12 miles if you set up a shuttle) w/ great views across the lake. The 32 mile section that includes the PCT is a great backpack thru Desolation wilderness, but not really many views of Lake Tahoe, but you have many other alpine lakes to choose from, so you won't miss much.

Another option if you want a short, quick hike is look at Emerald Bay and the Vikingsholm trail. It's steep down and up, but short, and beautiful. My page has a picture of me on crutches at the top of that hike.

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4/18/07 10:02 P

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Thanks for the response back! I will have to check this out.

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4/18/07 3:27 P

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When I hear Lake Tahoe I think one thing, PCT! (Pacific Crest Trail)

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4/5/07 10:17 P

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We ended up being able to hike in warmth, cold and snow on the same trip. We went up to Hyde State Park one day and hiked in snow, hiking at Bandelier National Monument, Tent Rocks and Balls Trails. We had a great time at all of these places and each was very different that the rest.

I'm still looking for recommendations for the Tahoe and/or Yosemite area for our trip this summer? Anyone been either place and has an opinion?

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2/5/07 11:43 P

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I'm going to be traveling to Sante Fe this Spring and Lake Tahoe this summer. Does anyone have any recommendations for either of these areas?

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