The Hiking Weekend

July 15, 2017
Lewis Creek Trail to Corlieu Falls
Total distance walked:  About one mile

Back in January, I wrote that my goals for the year included a summer backpacking trip.  Together with Chris and our kids, we came up with a weekend in July that worked for everyone.  We dubbed it the backpacking weekend.

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Mountain mule’s ear on the trail.

All the good Yosemite spots fill up quickly.  By May I began fretting.  I had not picked a place for our backpacking weekend nor reserved a permit.  Chris suggested that we have the kids come here and do day hikes in place of backpacking.  After hiking all day, we could return to the comforts of home, to good food and soft beds—the things we crave while backpacking.  The more I thought about it, the better I liked it.  Everyone agreed to the plan, and the backpacking weekend became the hiking weekend. Continue reading