Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Wonderful People and Heavenly Places


Meeting people along the trail has been one of the most enjoyable aspects of the hike for Amy and Allan.  Here Legs and Powerhouse met up with...

Here are three trail friends Willard, Amada, and Carlos,
who graciously invited them for a rest and dinner at Taboose Campground, CA.

Carlos
shown here, was busy catching trout for dinner and landed this one specifically for Amy.  "He's really cute kid".

Willard prepared the fresh Trout, avocado, green salad, while Amada, Amy, and Allan enjoyed a sip of wine.

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Back on the trail, here are some pics as they wind along the pines of the Sierra Nevada's...

Climbing this steep slope, they encounter a Buck ahead of them.
Shown center of pic to the left of the pine tree.

Through forest and streams.



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900


On 7.16.2012 Amy and Allan met mile 900 of the hike and visited a place called...

"Rafters"

A restaurant and lounge owned by northern Californian "Jimmy the Greek" shown below with Amy... 
JTG who is also a "Trail Angel", hooked Legs and Powerhouse up with a brand new Sawyer water filter and a load of beef jerky for the trail.

Pics of their trek through Yosemite National Park.


From granite walls to alpine lakes, views like this lends to what it must have been like when John Muir and Ansel Adams first hiked through the very same.

To see the sheer mass of this granite rock Half Dome from this vantage point, a splendor.






We've not heard from them in at least 5 days, but are receiving their "Spot" trackers, so we know they are on the move north to Lake Tahoe.

  Here is the last pic we've received...
for you and...

Happy Trails from the PCT!

6 comments:

Steve Finnell said...

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autena said...

It must be good to know they are being taken care of here and there. SO fun to follow their progress.

NeverTooOld said...

Hi Autena,
Hope you are well this fine Wednesday. It is very comforting to know indeed. I hope to put together something about all the people/trail angels when all is said and done. Thanks for stopping by and we always appreciate your kindest of comments!

NeverTooOld said...

Hey Steve,
Thank you much and I've done the same.

ticc said...

Hi Dave!!!
Stopping by to catch up on the adventure, and how they are coming along. Wow, they have doen some miles since the last time I've checked on the adventure. So many beautiful pictures, and glad to see they are still going and all is well. It has been so exciting watching them progress, and put the miles behind them. Can't wait till the next part of the journey is posted. :O) Hope all is well your way with family and all. Have a wonderful day!!
Regards,
Susan

NeverTooOld said...

Hi Again,
Yeah, it just amazes me that they've been on this trek now for 2 months and almost 1200 miles. As a youngster I'd seen/been to many of the places they've hiked, but nowhere to the extent they've been. I hope to put together for them a journal of their writings and photos that they'll cherish and pass on to their children. You too have a great day and talk soon!