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Yosemite-Clouds Rest & Ragged Peak

Thursday, August 02, 2012

I was lucky to get in on this Yosemite Camping Trip with a group of hikers. After two months of knee healing followed by a hike that wound up being an unplanned sleepover in the wilderness by myself, skipping the Yosemite trip was the last thing on my mind. Someone asked me if I was afraid to hike after my San Gorgoinio Hike. What do you think?

Do I look like I am afraid to hike?

This is much easier than it looks. It is also quite majestic.

Once we got to the peak it was full of all sorts of folks some of us knew. It was kind of cool to run into people we knew from our other hikes. Everyone was having a blast and super happy at the peak.

View from the top

So that night everyone sat around the campfire laughing really loud. They were so happy I don't know how I slept right through it all. Yes, once again I went to sleep while a good time was had by all around the campfire. Honestly, I would just like to know how these guys can hike hard all day then stay up. My poor old tired body had no choice but to sleep asap!

I did get in on some campfire action on our last night there, but still went to sleep early just in case they squeezed in a last minute hike on our last day.

We also hiked to Ragged Peak then down to Young Lake.

I just had to show you guys the snow here even though it is the last day of July.

We then made our way back to our campground in the Tuolumne area of Yosemite by way of Soda Springs Campground where I saw the two dear in the video I posted.

On our way home we stopped at a hot spring, there are many along in the area. We then had a delicious meal where I had for the first time ever Peruvian Beans, I ate every bite. I have noticed these hiking trips result in quite a bit of eating emoticon

The only bad part was leaving. I am not even going to complain about the overabundance of food and eating that went on especially since I was a major participant in it emoticon

Murphy Hiker took good care of Baily in my absence, but it was nice to get back to the house. My daughter Bianca is in Australia right now she sent me this
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    More pictures of inspiring sights. emoticon -- Lou
    2116 days ago
    Awesome photos.
    I'd choose sleeping over partying anytime :)
    2116 days ago
    What a great trip! I know what you mean about sleeping thru the campfire partying as I'm usually the one who does the same - one time I climbed Cirque Peak with a friend of mine, starting across the valley from the trail so we hiked for 12+ hours straight with only a few breaks along the way - I was so tired, I crawled into my tent and 'passed out' on top of the sleeping bag, still in clothes and even my boots - my friend told me in the morning he had stayed up singing and laughing with the group about 10 feet outside my tent and couldn't believe I didn't wake up. It's the combo of the hiking and the mountain air [not to mention the elevation!] but sounds like you had a great time!
    2117 days ago
    Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Your pictures are amazing!
    2118 days ago
    Gorgeous photos once again. I must get to Young Lake now. The first pic is amazing and I am so glad you are not afraid to keep on keeping on.

    Bianca is such a beauty...(gets it from Momma).

    Yosemite is the best!
    2118 days ago
    Absolutely gorgeous! I couldn't even pick my favorite pic - although I would love to have some of those red flowers for my yard!
    2118 days ago
    I love that you are living "on your edge"! Life is too short to be a spectator! Thanks for sharing your exuberance for hiking, friends and fun....I guess it all is wrapped into one, isn't it?! emoticon
    2118 days ago
    All of the photos are wonderful Victoria, but that first one that shows you on top of the world is beyond awesome. It should be framed and on the wall in your home. I find it so inspiring.
    2118 days ago
    The lake & paintbrush are beautiful, but I'll take your word for that hike being easier than it looks. Yikes! But what a view! emoticon

    Your daughter must be having a blast too!
    2119 days ago
    It is so beautiful up there. I'm glad you went. Pictures are pretty. Your Daughter is so lucky!!!
    2119 days ago
    Wow-beautiful photos! Sounds like fun was had by all! Snow in July-how awesome is that!! And Lucky Bianca being in Australia!! Cute photo of her with the roo! emoticon emoticon
    2119 days ago
    You do not look afraid to hike at all. It looks like you saw some amazing places!
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    2119 days ago
    Awesome photos.I loved Bianca's tie me kagaroo down mate photo !
    2119 days ago
    I forgot to tell you that I loved the picture of your daughter in Australia and the baby with her!
    2119 days ago
    Thanks so much for sharing your adventure with us. I'm glad you didn't let the previous unplanned sleepover turn you away from something you obviously love so much!
    2119 days ago
    Loved your pictures..........what a beautiful place. I'd love to visit again. The last time I was there I was 12 and I think I would have a different perspective.

    Go hikers!
    2119 days ago
    Once again, thanks for sharing your beautiful photos! emoticon emoticon
    2119 days ago
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