Posted by: GeekHiker | August 12, 2007

What a weekend…

The Good:

A short post, as I am tired and unable to think quite straight.

This weekend I got to do something I’ve never done before: I went backpacking in Yosemite National Park.

I’m sure I’ll write more about the trip soon enough, possibly after a night’s sleep and the pain in my shoulders subsides.

Sufficient to say: the weather was beautiful.  The scenery was fantastic.  The people I was with were wonderful.  And no bears got our food (though I’m fairly convinced a racoon was outside my tent at about 4:00 AM).

And there’s just something about sitting around a campfire with the Milky Way arching over your head for which no words quite suffice.

Simply put: there isn’t a smilie big enough to communicate my excitement about this.


As for the minor bad downer, well, I’ll save that for tomorrow.  Mondays were made for bad news anyway, right?



  1. Happy belated birthday! The camping trip sounds great, hope your shoulders are ok now!

  2. I LOVE Yosemite!! Lucky you!! I need to get out there again, as it’s been far to long!!!!!!!! 😦

  3. I live so close to Yosemite, you’d think I would get there more often. I was there in the late 70’s. My husband now(he wasn’t then … long story … ) was on a deck throwing old cheese to the racoons. (yea, I know we were stupid back then) All of a sudden he felt a warm breath on his hand, looking back at him was a black bear … he yelled out that he needed more cheese! All went well, though, the people who lived at the house scared the bear away.

  4. Ruby – Thanks for the belated wishes! I’m sure my shoulders will feel better…someday.

    KB – I agree, I don’t get there often enough myself

    dobegil – it’s amazing the places we never seem to get to even though they’re right next door, isn’t it?

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