No, or I didn't know it if I did. We found a nice spot, set camp and then took off, returning to base at night.
Never hiked Yosemite, but spent lots of fishing trips at June Lake area, and Lee Vining on the east entrance to Yosemite.
We are about 18 miles NW of Tucson at about 3500ft altitude. About 5-8 degrees cooler. The monsoons are awsome and can drop the temp to low 80's in 5 minutes.
Besides when it's hot we are in the pool. :-)
The weather here is great and the air is so clear I can almost pick seperate branches on the pine trees above us on the mountain, with binocs.
I spent most of my life in San Diego and the weather here is almost as enjoyable.
5 days in Big Sur would be amazing. Did you make it to Nepenthe?
I'm getting a little too "soft" (lazy) to do the backpacking trips like I used to (We've spent a lot of time in Yosemite, and even camped on top of Half Dome back when it was allowed). However, my wife is a perpetual motion machine (swimming, running, biking, hiking, skiing, kick-boxing, etc.), so I get pulled along in her slip stream for a variety of adventures.
PS: The weather looks pretty serious in your neck of the woods. A high of 103 w/thunderstorms. Might be time for a "relief" trip.
Since neither party decided to deal with the debt situation the market is in free fall. It is not only our debt but almost every major country in the world. And if there is no resolution to the massive debts that are basically a bubble, the bubble will pop taking everything with it. The only way out is at least 25% spending cuts, 50% regulation cuts, and a flat tax with corporate taxes cut also. I do not expect any of this and as I said before I am going down with the ship. Maybe once Obama is gone we may have a chance, but only if we get people who will be honest and tell people like it is and cut cut cut.
I used to back pack in my youth, freeze dried, etc...,
My most memorable was the Big Sur, 5 days in the wild with my gal.
Now I prefer a little luxury and a short hike.:-)
Your hike must have had a spectacular view. I'm envious.
Never checked it out.
Wow! What a great experience. The scenery on your catamaran trip must have been spectacular. My wife and I usually hike the Na Pali trail back to Hanakapiai Beach, and then up the trail to the Hanakapiai falls.
Congrats on your 25th, and thanks for the tip on Kauai Sea Tours.
Yet another fun place to eat is the Kilauea Fish Market: