Earth Day is a relatively new event. The intent is to show a bit of respect for the planet that seems to be the only place we have to hang out until Mars opens for business. I did a hike up Mission Peak in Fremont with sister. She is mentioned in my book as the one who spurred me on to doing the Half Dome hike in 1990. She had been up twice before with a hard-core Yosemite guy. I had seen her photos of the cables earlier and said “no way – too scary.” Well, 31 times later I’m still at it. Our hike was about 5 hours RT.
As part of National Trails Day, I’m sponsoring a hike up Mission Peak in Fremont for anyone who wants on June 2. Save the Date. The American Hiking Society will list my hike. Everyone is invited and it will be a pre-Half Dome theme. I’m thinking a 9 am start – hike the 1500 vertical feet in 3+ hours RT then back to the Ohlone Deli for a fellowship lunch. More info.
I recently got interviewed by Backpacker magazine for the June issue. If you join the American Hiking Society you get a free subscription to Backpacker. It has a ton of good info.
The Head of our European Group, Sonke K., has continued his US Expedition, today having traveled to the greater Bishop, CA area to seek out traces of American Indians and neat formations. This photo is Lone Pine Peak framed by Mobius Arch.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Let me take you down, ‘cause I’m going to Strawberry Fields. Nothing is real. And nothing to get hung about: Strawberry Fields forever.” – The Beatles
*MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com