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Postby Rosabella » Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:13 am

Thanks, BSquared! Yeah, the mosquitoes were really bad there, but the funny thing about upper Lyell Canyon was that we started out from the T.M. backpackers' camp that morning and went thru the whole canyon with virtually no mosquitoes. Then when we got to the switchbacks just below the bridge area they came out in full force! I stopped to put on some deet, only to find that the lid to my sun-screen had popped off and was leaking in my pack... this mess had to get cleaned up, and as I did they literally surrounded me like a cloud; I'd NEVER seen mosquitoes that bad!

Well, Hi there, Jim!!! Hope things are going well for you :) ! I realized it would be a longshot to meet-up with you at the Rae Lakes...I knew you'd be busy this time of year. When I gave the note to Dave, the LeConte Ranger, he wasn't even sure if you'd receive it before I went thru. Anyway... it was a wonderful, memorable trip! I still haven't found a location that offers Yoga classes yet (or at least classes with an instructor with any credentials...); I'm going to continue running stadiums, though. I had NO knee problems on this trip, and usually the downhill really takes it's toll on my knees (even with hiking poles); I'm convinced it was because of running up AND down the stadium stairs. Anyway...when things settledown, let me know how you're doing.



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Postby madeintahoe » Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:43 am

Hi Rosabella....I sure enjoyed reading your story! Thank you. Cool about meeting this man you had meant already on Glen Pass. beautiful pictures..the silhouette shot is awesome!
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Postby Buck Forester » Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:31 pm

Great report... super pics!!! :)
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Postby Allyn » Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:31 pm

Rosie. How is the chest doing? Any more pains? Looking at your pictures I would have had them sitting on the edge of Half Dome like you were! I was never afraid of heights until I went up there years ago! My tests came back clean some I am ready to hit the trail again. Going for some days hikes this weekend up on the mountain outside Las Vegas (home) and hope to see the aspens starting to turn!
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Postby Rosabella » Sat Sep 23, 2006 5:50 am

Thanks, Madeintahoe and Buck!

Madeintahoe - the Silhouette picture was on Whitney Summit just before sunrise; I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but I was happy with it. And yes... running into my friend from 3-years ago is one of my special memories from this trip.

Hi Allyn!! Nope... no more problems! I'm glad things checked out OK with you also... maybe next time we can have that beer together :D ! And that picture on the HD edge...that probably required more courage than anything else I've ever done in my life! I am so afraid of heights, but I always wanted to get a picture out there, so this time I went out about 10-feet from the edge then sat down and scooted out, watching my sister the whole time - I couldn't look down.

I did add some more pictures to the album, and now they are totally out of order, and I have no idea how to correct it :retard: . Oh well.
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