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Re: Red Peak Pass the Slow Way, Part 2

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Red Peak Pass the Slow Way, Part 2
August 20, 2013 02:00PM
Continuing my trip report at day 5, I continued down the quiet, empty of people, Merced River Canyon.

Stopping at various beaches and swimming holes.

Eventually I found myself at Washburn Lake

and then passing the ranger station, near which I had a pleasant chat with the backcountry ranger, the first person I had spoken since the other side of RP Pass.

Night five was spent at the backpacker camp near the Merced HSC

The next morning, continuing down the Merced River Canyon, I decided to cut up to the John Muir Trail at Echo Canyon.
I had come down the Merced from Merced Lake to LYV last year with a friend, and wanted to change it up.

I found a nice campsite back in the woods near the base of Clouds Rest, so I decided to visit Half Dome(I had the Permit)the next morning.
Morning six was a beautiful clear morning as I headed up the Subdome.

I meet a friendly woman from St. Louis- Kathleen (that her in the Photo), and we chatted our Way up the subdome.
Eighteen or so years ago when I last climbed Half Dome I told myself that if I went up the cables then, I never had to do it again.
So the long and short of it is that I lost the will to go up the cables, deciding that I had already done it and that I would rather go for a swim in the river.


I went back to my campsite, packed it up and headed down to the LYV backpacer camp, and swam in the river

I ran into some woman from Philadephia that I meet on the trail below Merced HSC, and had a lovely social night.

Since I had another day on my permit I spent it hiking around the area

On day nine I finally hiked out at Glacier Point, feeling like I had had a Yosemite Vacation.


More photos (Yikes!) can be found here.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lschaaf55/sets/72157634758821082/
avatar Re: Red Peak Pass the Slow Way, Part 2
August 20, 2013 09:12PM
Tanks for Sharon

Nuttin wrong with taking it slow. Nuttin wrong et all.



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Re: Red Peak Pass the Slow Way, Part 2
August 20, 2013 09:48PM
Thanks for sharing. I did almost the exact same trip in late May. It's fun to see it in a different season.
avatar Re: Red Peak Pass the Slow Way, Part 2
August 21, 2013 06:59AM
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Torero14
Thanks for sharing. I did almost the exact same trip in late May. It's fun to see it in a different season.

http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,66394,66945#msg-66945



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Re: Red Peak Pass the Slow Way, Part 2
August 27, 2013 04:45PM
Interesting to see the area in the spring. Thanks for looking at my pictures.
Re: Red Peak Pass the Slow Way, Part 2
August 21, 2013 08:05AM
Thanks again, so very much, for posting about your trip! Love to see that area. Never get tired of it. The water looked lovely!
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