Grab your bear can or camp chair, kick your feet up and chew the fat about anything Sierra Nevada related that doesn't quite fit in any of the other forums. Within reason, (and the HST rules and guidelines) this is also an anything goes forum. Tell stories, discuss wilderness issues, music, or whatever else the High Sierra stirs up in your mind.
Had a storm of yellow jackets attack me and my sister when out gathering wood in Dunsmuir decades ago. Got stung 6 times, but I'm not allergic. We ran back to the truck (parents still asleep) and we jumped into the cab. Still had to swat a few that came with us.
Sounds like that 62yo might have been allergic. Epipen maybe would have helped. Dunno.