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?

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Responses

  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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