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“sandyann, if you don't hear from me over the weekend, my phone and/or power is out again. I'll know when I get home tonight. Let Andy know if needed.”
“erin and kenyon's power is out as well. they are snowed in.”
“Ok Hikerduane. Good Luck! It finally stopped raining here.”
“I can view TT from work, but not personal emails. Maybe instead of partially hijacking other threads, we can use this one for communicating and for communicating the last hours before a upcoming trip since I would not be able to see my emails. Andy does have my work email, I asked him to only use that in an emergency. He may have lost it also.
db, hope your family is ok.”
“Got home, no power, not a good sign when the power company has a couple trucks a block away. Another couple feet of snow this last week while I was away to work. About five feet now on the ground, over two feet alone where I had cleared paths last weekend. Power came back on while I was working outside. Hate to think what the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada are getting. Gonna be a late bp season out here in CA.”
“power is back on for my daughter and her husband. their camp is at about 7000 ft i think.”
“Gonna be a late bp season out here in CA.
Seems that way. I just hope we don't get a pineapple express to melt all that snow up the road. The rivers here are already waaaay high...”
“Expecting high 70's to 80's in the Bay Area this week. I may have to eat my words about Tioga Road opening after 4th of July.”
“66 to 67 where I live by mid week. I won't flood, but other areas it will be high. When it snows then turns to rain, then I get water on half my acre if it rains hard. Most water I have seen in six years of driving to NV for work, the Sierra Valley, head waters of the Middle Fork of the Feather River, farmland is covered, hope Portola will be ok, they had issues a few weeks ago almost. I haven't been down to the creek thru my place for a month, that was before all these storms. Maybe I can cut a path to my woodshed this coming weekend, so I don't have to bring it thru my house to put on the other deck. It'll be nice to see the coast, some dirt for a change.”
“sandyann, remind me to bring my AK photos from '09 with Fridge.”
“Ok - I will try to remind myself to remind you! =O)
Here's hoping you don't get any snow up there this week-end.”
“Be sure and show my NEKID good side hiker duane”
“Maybe those can be left at home. =o)”
“Those must be the out of focus shots.”
“If the government shuts down on Friday night how many plan on staying out of the closed National Parks?
I for one am planning on staying. Perhaps I won't be staying in a 'designated' camp site but who is going to come looking for me to kick me out if everyone is furloughed? It's not like there is a 'gate' to keep me out.
And are they really going to close down Yosemite for the third time in just over 45 days?”
I'm going in
“If we can get in”
“They are telling people that if the shutdown occurs that people will need to leave the park on Saturday. But if you are in the backcountry I doubt they are coming out to get you. So go in on Friday before 11:59PM.”
“Wow... Im gonna have Shenandoah National Park all to myself!!!!!
“Yeah, actually the shutdown may be the best time to visit...”
“Euro was asking why they would ever close a national park and I guess we now have her answer.”
“Advocating illegal activities. Nice.”
“I hope we don't have to leave on Saturday. I believe law enforcement would be there to protect resources, not sure if we would be warned on Friday or allowed in for the night. Refund fees?”
“....all I know is that I paid for an annual pass to SNP... They are already breaking their part of the contract by not allowing me access to Sky Line Drive...
“Law breaking? Not really since these are public lands in perpetuity and I have a paid for permit to use already.
hikerduane - I am pretty sure we will be warned if it goes that far.”
“Sandy, called Pt Reyes, if we all show up by Friday night, which we are going to do, we will be allowed to stay for the weekend. Had not heard from Andy and I did not want to drive for five hours to find out I better go home. See you midday, I'm headed over Donner after 6AM tomorrow, coffee/pee break in Auburn. Should be good roads I'm hoping and don't have to chain up.”
“i loathe you duane.... :)”
“I have my boots on and the countdown is on....3.5 hours until I'm on the road.
Duane - what time is happy hour?
Oh that's right he is already on the highway.”
“What a gorgeous day in Northern California after our hail, snow, and tornado storms from yesterday. Perfect weather for backpacking.”
“it's snowing where erin is, began yesterday, it's sticking now. her camp is at 7000 ft.”
“Where is Erin? Wasn't she going to be a trail angel this year?”
“Well Sandy, you lost your mojo, no snow for a change while on a trip with you. :) Still snow around my place, 6" to a foot still and two feet on the garden. :(”
“Looks like I'll need a new trail name. Better go buy the tomatoe plants as the store.”
“My thoughts exactly. In July! Good morning!”
“Did you guyses have fun?”
“I had a great time. Got my butt kicked by a bunch of people younger than me AND Duane. Beautiful campsites, waterfalls, and weather. Don't be fooled by thinking backpacking at the shore indicates easy hiking. Point Reyes does have a few 'short' hills along the way. Lot's of wildflowers blooming too!”
“point rayes is nice! Did you get a lot of fog or sun?”
“Sunny Skies all weekend.”
“:) Hey, wait a minute, why did I not get included with the younger people? What are you trying to say?:) A lot of sun sc, some cloudiness, but overall a great weekend. Saturday when we left Sky Camp, we could see some fog off shore a short ways but not much. After the folks whose butts got kicked by the warmup hike to Glen Camp, we hiked down to Wildcat and to the falls. I scouted some before we left camp, while waiting for all to get some rest. We had lots of good natured ribbing and fun and we weren't even drunk. Sandy got to meet a bunch of new people and I got to meet just two new bp folks of the six of us who went.”
“That is great. Glad you guys have a nice time. Backpacking on sand is haarrrd. Sounds like a beautiful weekend.”
“Duane - While I didn't include you as a younger person I did include you in the group that kicked my butt. That is a HUUGE compliment.”
“Or maybe not a compliment but the truth!”
““Where is Erin? Wasn't she going to be a trail angel this year?”
yes she is. she lives above kernville.”
“I'm organizing a trip Mother's Day weekend, did not check the date when I threw this out to our small NorthCA Hiking group, got an invite from mtnsteve the same weekend, had to turn it down. Bummer. Four going to Desolation over that weekend counting me, our trip will be more scenic though.”
“I will be joining Steve. Your trip will be harder and still 'Winter'. Plus aren't you going for a long week-end?”
“Hi Sandy, yes, I have Monday off, so Heide and I will be out two nights, sounds like Rich is going to try for Friday night thru Sunday night. I'll know more later as I shoot out emails to those interested. It will be hard getting out of Granite Lake, may shoot for Azure, Kalmia as plan B. Gonna miss Steve's trip, those are fun and great people. Oh well.”
“I have a permit for Desolation Wilderness, Mother's Day weekend, May 7-9, Bayview TH. Two spots now, one cancellation and one no reply. Dick's Lake first night, Granite Lake Sunday night for a quick exit, although the folks who needed a quick out on Monday can't make it now. Should still be lots of snow way back in there. Three of us guys from NorthCA Hiking, a Yahoo group are going. Snowshoes and two sleeping pads or a DAM required along with the regular stuff.
“Anyone headed to the snow this weekend or next? Going car camping on the Plumas this weekend with a former neighbor after I cut a few loads of firewood as I have a four day weekend, the 4th is up in the air with all the snow still at 6000'. Only a three day weekend over the 4th which is fine.
Doing anything Sandyann?”
“Hikerduane - Yep. Climbing on Shasta with Toejam, Precision, Roseymonter, Jerbear, and a couple others. We will be up at Castle Crags Friday night and then on the mountain Saturday. Might be an opportunity to see MtnSteve if he can drive up but not sure Hope fully the weather holds out and the winds are calm. Climbers turned back all week for 100 mph winds. Couple people airlifted off due to injuries from falling - windy!”
“I will be in California July 15th-17th. Any weekend suggestions or TT'ers available for Yosemite, Point Reyes, along the coast north towards Mendocino, or even Mount Shasta area.
The suggestions I can figure out....I want finally meet some of you west coasters!”
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