19: Hey look, it's Half Dome!

CALIFORNIA - July 7 - 22

Here are some photo updates!

It was a jam-packed couple of weeks, headed off by a reunion at Reds Meadow! I hadn't seen Evac, U-Turn and Wolf through most of the Sierra's due to illness, so I was beyond extatic to start hiking with them again. They were total Rockstars too and did incredibly high milage through one of the toughest parts of the trail to catchup. Not an easy feat, and I'm so grateful they did. When location, environment... aura are constantly fluctuating, for me, familiarity become home. Suddenly, the forbidding forest becomes a scantuary, with the comfort of a familiar face appering from the trail's bend.

Hopefully we be back on the trail soon but for now we're in South Lake Tahoe, taking a rest day and feasting at all the amazing resturants!

 Our first day out from Red's - here's the Devils Postpile

Our first day out from Red's - here's the Devils Postpile

 fishing at Garnet Lake 

fishing at Garnet Lake 

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 entering Yosemite Wilderness at the top of Donahue Pass!

entering Yosemite Wilderness at the top of Donahue Pass!

 The top of the pass

The top of the pass

 more snow, coming down from Donahue Pass

more snow, coming down from Donahue Pass

 U-Turn and I got a sweet hitch down to the valley (the main touristic part of the park) an RV from a Canadian family!

U-Turn and I got a sweet hitch down to the valley (the main touristic part of the park) an RV from a Canadian family!

 Half Dome in the distance

Half Dome in the distance

 yosemite falls

yosemite falls

 not sure which way is up and which way is down

not sure which way is up and which way is down

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 the view from our campsite that night!

the view from our campsite that night!

 reaching 1000 miles! Such a good day:)

reaching 1000 miles! Such a good day:)

 group shot :)

group shot :)

 more secluded lakes

more secluded lakes

 U-Turn and evac

U-Turn and evac

 still seeing snow in July

still seeing snow in July

10/10 for sticking the landing :)

 sprinkles and homegrown

sprinkles and homegrown

 no, we're not going backwards...this is Kennedy Meadows North and Sprinkles' family came out to visit :)

no, we're not going backwards...this is Kennedy Meadows North and Sprinkles' family came out to visit :)

 the flowers are in bloom

the flowers are in bloom

 another pair of shoes down, managed to get about 600 miles out of these!

another pair of shoes down, managed to get about 600 miles out of these!

 the new ones! Special thanks to Jennifer at Backcountry for the amazing customer service getting these out to South Lake Tahoe!

the new ones! Special thanks to Jennifer at Backcountry for the amazing customer service getting these out to South Lake Tahoe!

take care ya'll, be back soon,

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