Friday, April 3, 2009

The Travel Bug

Life has been pretty uneventful. I have really been getting the itch to go something and do somewhere... wait that is backwards. Anyway. I really don't want to be here at my apartment for another weekend. Unfortunately no one wants to go anywhere with me. :-( 'Sigh' So I have to be satisfied with doing things in my backyard and hold out for Memorial Day weekend, which is my next known trip. A surprisingly long time for me, as you all know.
Last Saturday my dad, Mocha and I went on the first hike of the season up at Millerton Lake. Yeah! It felt great to get out and stretch my legs (quite literally). I got a little burned, but it is now brown (thanks Hawaiian blood). And Mocha was a totally tuckered pup. I am trying to get some miles in because I am hoping to get the time off and go on a 5 day backpacking trip over Independence Day weekend. It is going to up in the Grand Canyon of Tuolumne. They describe this as the Yosemite Valley that is not been destroyed by human traffic. There is this cool thing at the start of the hike called "Water Wheels" where waterfalls come off of these rock features that make the water loop up into the air making them look like water wheels. Sounds interesting. The stats: 28 miles one way, mostly gradual downhill with the last leg being straight up the canyon walls. We have a group of about 10 going so far and we are trying to get as ready as we can. I hope I can get the time off to do this trip.

1 comment:

Life With Dogs said...

Sounds like a blast to me - bring back pics! :)