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avatar Swinging Bridge
November 05, 2009 02:13PM
With the renovation completed, Swinging bridge is now open to all traffic. Backpackers bridge will be closed due to construction from November 4 to December 3 with intermittent openings during evenings , Fridays, and weekends.
avatar Re: Swinging Bridge
November 05, 2009 04:54PM
Backpackers Bridge? I assume that's the one next to the Backpacker's Campground? Just never heard it called anything before.
avatar Re: Swinging Bridge
November 05, 2009 04:58PM
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sierranomad
Backpackers Bridge? I assume that's the one next to the Backpacker's Campground? Just never heard it called anything before.

I was wondering about that myself.
avatar Re: Swinging Bridge
November 05, 2009 10:07PM
It looks like this:

http://yosemitephotos.net/main.php/v/mrcondron/IMG_4296.JPG.html

(yeah, you perhaps have seen this before... but Mike loves this picture)
avatar Re: Swinging Bridge
November 05, 2009 11:07PM
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bill-e-g
It looks like this:

http://yosemitephotos.net/main.php/v/mrcondron/IMG_4296.JPG.html

(yeah, you perhaps have seen this before... but Mike loves this picture)

Isn't that the One Slip and Your Dead bridge?
avatar Re: Swinging Bridge
November 05, 2009 11:37PM
Did you take the picture? If so, how did you get across (the same tree)?

Jon
avatar Re: Swinging Bridge
November 05, 2009 11:52PM
Bill-e-g took it. He had already crossed.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Swinging Bridge
November 06, 2009 09:39AM
Did you take the tree across too?

That looks crazy to me.
avatar Re: Swinging Bridge
November 06, 2009 10:08AM
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sierranomad

That looks crazy to me.

Would be best filed under the heading "Hey, hold my beer and watch this"



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Swinging Bridge
November 06, 2009 10:16AM
And to think we did it after the cables had been taken down.

Actually it's looks a lot worse than it was. the water was only about 1 foot deep. We could have waded across but we would have gotten wet. The log was bouncy though. Bill-e-g is probably post the picture taken about 20 minutes later where we did wade across a stream.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Swinging Bridge
November 06, 2009 12:04PM
Hell of a lot better than *my* stream crossings.... winking smiley
avatar Re: Swinging Bridge
November 06, 2009 12:15PM
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Catalonian Burro
Hell of a lot better than *my* stream crossings.... winking smiley

I used to take groups backpacking in Yosemite. Sometimes a lot of patience was needed for the most trivial stream crossings.
avatar Re: Swinging Bridge
November 06, 2009 12:19PM
Thank you for your encouragement, eeek. Still, I can't help but chuckle at myself...
avatar Re: Swinging Bridge
November 06, 2009 12:26PM
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Catalonian Burro
Thank you for your encouragement, eeek. Still, I can't help but chuckle at myself...

Burros are supposed to be good on their feet. winking smiley
avatar Re: Swinging Bridge
November 06, 2009 04:41PM
So that's you Mike? I do understand about not wanting to go through the hassle of wading across (taking off boots, socks. Tying them to your pack, etc). During our JMT hike in July there were days we waded through so many streams we got fed up and took some unadvisable "bridges". Ended up taking a couple of unplanned dips in the river. smiling smiley
avatar Re: Swinging Bridge
November 06, 2009 09:43PM
Here is the same spot dry: ( a major step forward if a picture posts) Hot Damn It worked

avatar Re: Swinging Bridge
November 06, 2009 06:11PM
Yeah, that's me.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Swinging Bridge
November 06, 2009 11:05PM
Early season creek crossings are a GoatPack specialty! (especially after the Ranger says at the permit station "that trail is still uncrossable"winking smiley

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