Jun 24, 2011
Arrived in Fresno yesterday, six hours late, but undaunted. Our son, Andy, is running a three month construction job out here, and Alissa and our two granddaughters, Miya and Jasmine are here with him for the summer. We came out to take the kids to Yosemite. Genie and I have not been here since 1974, when we came out and backpacked in the Minarets Wilderness for a week, then came to Yosemite. We came home pregnant with our firstborn, Florrie, and didn't do much backpacking after that.
Here's a picture from Day One in the park. We rented a cabin in the Redwoods in Yosemite, a private inholding in the park, right on the side of the South Fork of the Merced River. Andy and I will get a little fly fishing in, but the snowmelt from the greatest snowfall on record is massive, and the river is overflowing its banks. This is really a scouting trip. I'm coming back out for a weekend of fishing in August, after the girls have to come back to Colorado for school. Tomorrow, we check out Mariposa Grove, the Giant Sequoias, and the Glacier Overlook.