First a pause to remember WHY this is a holiday. Gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice by the departed men and women of the armed services.
Next I want to invite all Half Dome groupies to my REI talks this week. At 7 pm in Saratoga on Tues, SF on Wed and San Carlos on Thurs. We have a lot to talk about – especially how to get a permit in the 2-day mini-lottery.
Another FREE admission day to all NPS facilities on June 9. It’s “Get Outdoors Day.” Yeah, right. We need a special day for this?
Lastly, a shout out to all the folks who will be joining my National Trails Day hike up Mission Peak in Fremont on June 2. I can only take 30 due to park regs – otherwise there is a hairy permit system. I did my “double-up” hike today and I am beat. Mission Blvd to the top – back to the car for cold water – then to the top and back. 6 hours. It was pretty crowded up top.
A guy mounted a flag and everyone took pix. Cool.
And trashy. I jammed 6 empty water bottles in my shirt to put in the trash cans just off the summit. On Saturday we’ll pick up trash. Go to my website at the tab National Trails Day for info. I’ll have a few freebies and REI Fremont will provide discount coupons for all.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com