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post #1 of 11
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Every year a bunch of friends try to get together for a week, give or take. This year my folks came along. So we got a car campin' spot in the valley and gaped it up. My folks somehow managed to not get photographed.

Mike, Sarah, and Rach



Marci and Jeremy



Hadn't been up the mist trail in a while so one day we headed up it and took the John Muir back down from Nevada Falls.

Mist trail.



Vernal Falls.



Sarah.



Liberty Cap. Nevada Falls.



One day we went up Yosemite Falls.



Yosemite creek.



Yosemite Falls trail.



Sarah.



Every day we floated the river.



Mike, Rach, and Marci



Sarah



Obligatory Half Dome shot from raft.



Rach and Mike.



And every day we rode our bikes.



cont...
post #2 of 11
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...continued...

I hadn't seen my friend Barry in a while. He couldn't come camping in the valley, but wanted to go climb something in Tuolumne so one day Marci, Jeremy, and I met up with Barrizo and hit up Cathedral.

Marci and Cathedral



Me.



Budd lake drainage



Barrizo



Me.



Chimney.



Marci and me.



Barrizo



Marci and Rizo.



Budd Lake drainage.



Matthes.



Tuolumne Meadows.



Climber on Eichorn.



Finished the week off with a day at the Mariposa Grove of kick ass trees.



Marci, Jeremy, Deer.



Rachel, Marci, Jeremy.




Thanks for readin'.
post #3 of 11
Wow, Splitter, you never disappoint!

Thanks for Sharin'
post #4 of 11
Out of this world!!!

Thanks for posting.

Wow!
post #5 of 11
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Thanks TC and Sugaree.

It's a great tradition. Everybody makes it down to the park a few times a year. Especially Tuolumne Meadows, it's only a little over 3 hours down. But at least once a summer we try to make a big trip down there.

Often times we start with a backpacking trip and then some car camping for the rest of the week. The last few years we've stayed up around Tuolumne.

This year the folks came and none of us had done the tourist bit down in the valley so we got a site down there and had a blast.

Mike and Rachel started this trip off with a backpacking trip.

It was Mike's first time in Yose. He and Rachel did the quintessential 1st time yose hiking trip from the Meadows, over Clouds' Rest, a day up Half Dome, and then on down to the Valley.

He was so excited on this trip. He loved the park, he loved taking us down the river everyday at sunset, he loved being with my family, and making everybody laugh.

Last night Michael passed away due to complications from a longboarding injury he sustained just before the weekend.

Rachel never left his side.

He was 25.

RIP Buddy.

post #6 of 11
Oh, Splitter, the photos and TR are incredible but I am so very sorry to hear of your friend's passing. I hope that Rachel, you and all of his friends and family find some peace in the coming days.
post #7 of 11
What I know of you, I'm sure you're letting the profound weekend with him warm your heart and sing to your soul.
Mourn your friend's passing while celebrating his life is a great tribute to him, as is this TR.

RIP
post #8 of 11
What a beautiful report, and unexpected ending.
Our time here with friends is precious indeed. So sorry for your loss.
post #9 of 11
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Thanks everyone for your thoughtful sentiments.

We have Michael's memorial tomorrow.

We miss him dearly.

Right now we are all watching Rachel.

Thanks again.
post #10 of 11
Splitter, I haven't been able to get this off my mind. Keeping Rachel in my thoughts and prayers. I'm guessing the memorial yesterday was a beautiful celebration of Michaels life.
post #11 of 11
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Splitter, I haven't been able to get this off my mind. Keeping Rachel in my thoughts and prayers. I'm guessing the memorial yesterday was a beautiful celebration of Michaels life.
It was as fun and funny as a memorial could be.

The stories about Mike are just too humorous.

People played music, including Mike's mom.

On the beach at Tahoe.

Lots of people. Holy cow, lots of people.

Thanks TC.

We think the hardest part for Rach will be the next couple weeks.
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