WordPress is ill – will not allow “continued reading” of the March 4 entry, so here is the rest of the last blog:
However, I WILL be at the Sports Basement in Sunnyvale – THIS Thursday March 8 at 6 pm. They are just off Arques and Lawrence Expressway. Also, if you live near Stockton, I’ll be there on Wednesday March 7. This is my 4-hour “soup-to-nuts” How to Hike Half Domeclass at Delta College. But if you are interested, you need to call them Monday a.m. since sign-ups are low and the class will be cancelled unless we get more heads. Use (209) 954-5013 I drive 90 mins from San Jose to teach it, so we need butts in the seats.
Finally, a tip of the hat and adios to Ranger Mark Marschall who retired at the end of 2011. He is the former Wilderness Manager who drove the permit process. What a problem to be dumped on a person. I hope YNP can hire him back in some capacity to help with the permit/lottery project. Ranger Mark was very helpful to me and I hope he continues to play a role. Ranger Ed Dunlavey is the current head of Wilderness.
It was 75 degrees in San Jose-by-the-Sea today. I love California! 64 Monday at Yosemite – the Falls are running! Tune in next time when I share some new info on the permit lottery.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the times that take our breath away.” – Wise Old Man
*MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com