Saturday, September 3, 2016

Yosemite National Park

Hello All,
It's been a very long time since I've been here. I think I'm a little rusty. Anyway things here at the marina are pretty business as usual and I do get to take my boat out in the bay from time to time for day sails. It is a lot of fun just to say I'm going today and 10 minutes later your sailing along.

Well I'll get right to the point. I was invited to go on a 3 day camp out last week by our old Harbormaster Rick. He retired 2 years ago but still attends our Wednesday night BBQs. My self my boss Eric and one of our tenants, Anders, that has a marine repair shop here all jumped into Ricks big fancy van and we headed out last Sunday morning. It took us about 5 hours to get up into the mountains to our campsite taking our time enjoying the views. We set up camp at Tuolumne Meadows, made a fire and about 10 more people showed up to join the group. Rick and friends he knows do this trip at least once a year. He told me they started the group in 1986.

Monday morning we had a light breakfast and jumped into Ricks van and went to one of the trail heads where we hiked up to 10,000 feet and 8.5 miles in all. The views are amazing there and the weather was clear and not to hot.I was pretty tired when we finished but amazingly felt really good the next day. I haven't hiked like that in years.

We had a great visit with all of Ricks friends when we returned to camp most all retired now. Everyone pitched in for a great dinner cooked on the campfire with a Dutch oven. Some great stories were told as well.

Tuesday morning we were treated to a great breakfast as well. we tore down camp and everyone said there goodbyes. They already have another trip planned for the Valley floor this time. I said I'll think about it.

I will post a few pics below

P.S. I have a Westsail rondevous coming up at the end of the month so you will here from me next month.