Hiking with Holly

Rae Lakes Loop: Day 1

Sept 28, 2016 Mileage: 9.7 We spent the night at Cedar Grove Lodge, had breakfast at their little restaurant/snack bar, and are on the trail by 9:20 am. We see 3 rangers (2 guys & 1 girl) and double check about campfires.  We are pleasantly surprised to find out we can have them anywhere below… Continue reading Rae Lakes Loop: Day 1

Hiking with Holly

Rae Lakes Loop

After our summer trip was cut short, I needed to find another trip to do. Something to redeem myself, for the sake of myself.  I am a goal setter and achiever.  If I don’t accomplish the goal that I set for myself, I have a very hard time moving on until I do.  It’s a… Continue reading Rae Lakes Loop

Hiking with Holly

Mammoth to Yosemite: Day 4

Miles: 9.3 We are awoken at 5:30am by some very loud yelling.  It is a startling way to wake up.  Someone must have had a bear visit.  Bears are common in this area of Yosemite. You need to be very diligent with your food storage.  An hour later, as Gannon is making our coffee, we… Continue reading Mammoth to Yosemite: Day 4

Hiking with Holly

Mammoth to Yosemite: Day 2

Miles: 10.14 I awake to the wonderful aroma of a campfire.  The boys are up before me.  Oh, how I wish we could have one at every campsite.  Not only does it help with the cold, but also the bugs.  I will miss it, but I won’t miss the poop rock that just sits there… Continue reading Mammoth to Yosemite: Day 2

Hiking with Holly

Mammoth to Yosemite: Day 1

Miles Hiked: 4 Elevation: 8340 ft. to 9500 ft. Oh my gosh…..today is finally the day!  6 months of stress and preparation have all lead up to this day and I can hardly believe it's actually happening. Our bags are packed and sitting by the door ready to go.  We are all itching to start… Continue reading Mammoth to Yosemite: Day 1