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Hetch-Hetchy Reservoir, Yosemite NP – June 2006

November 20th, 2006 by

On June 23-25, 2006 I was in the Hetch-Hetchy region of Yosemite NP. John Muir called this valley originally a partner to Yosemite Valley, often called one of the most beautiful places around. Hetch-Hetchy, however, was flooded behind O’Shaughnessy Dam as of 1923, in order to generate electricity and give drinking water to San Francisco. “Muir was pretty pissed”. Anyway, the reservoir makes a pretty nice lake, although I would easily believe it was better before.

Anyway, I was up there with Joe, Gretchen, Dan, Kate, Elisa and Jen. On the latter two days of that trip, we did an overnight out and back trip to Rancheria Creek, 13 mi’ RT, and maybe 600 feet of gain, but mostly flat. We’d been intending to go on to Tiltill Valley, but the heat defeated us.

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The actuality of the trip, in and of itself:

Young Lakes from Tuolomne Meadows, Yosemite NP – August, 2005

January 26th, 2006 by

This is about 900 years overdue. I went to Yosemite National Park, namely the Tuolumne Meadows area from August 5-7 2005.

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I hiked a 3 mile, 1000′ elevation gain hike, then a 15.1 mi RT hike over the following two days with 1200-1400′ of gain, and it was every second of it glorious.

“My Trip To Yosemite This Last Summer”