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In this fourth part of our Yosemite Adventure we pick up camp at Cathedral Creek and hike past Waterwheel, LeConte and California Falls enroute to our camp at Glen Aulin. Along the way we almost get bit by a rattelsnake and dodge a classic High Sierra thunderstorm.

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Top left Merrill Phasers, Zamberlain Civettas, North Face Balteros, Kamik Pack Boot, Rubber overboot. Bottom Row from left Lone Peak Altra, Saloman XA Comps, LL Bean Pac Maine Hunting boot, Ugg (knockoff) Mukluk, Vibram Five Fingers, Luna Leadville Trail (leather) and Leadville Trail w/ATS lacing

In this episode I talk about what types and styles of footwear to wear in the back country. From going barefooted to the Luna Sandals all the way up to heavy mountaineering boots.

 

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At The Top

At The Top

In this episode Dave, Gerry and I set off on an extreme day hike to the tallest peak in Southern California. At 11,503 feet San Gorgonio is a tough climb on the Vivian Creek Trail, the shortest and steepest route to the top.

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In this episode I talk a little about the unusualy dry weather we’re having, the Pacific Crest Trail and our adventure to visit Eagle Rock. This spring has been unusual to say the least. We’re having 100 degree heat and raging wildfires already and now they are talking about an El Niño Weather pattern setting up for this fall.  I can’t wait.

I also give some interesting facts about the 2650 mile Pacific Crest Trail and interview two hikers we meet on our hike along the PCT to Eagle Rock. Matt and Bruce took a few minutes to talk about their adventure along the P.C.T. and shared some stories along the way.

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Mike near the summit of Clouds Rest

Mike near the summit of Clouds Rest

In this episode we continue our adventure from the first nights camp at Sunrise Lakes and hike up and over Clouds Rest in Yosemite National Park.  After, we hike along sun exposed trails with magnificent views across Yosemite until reaching our camp along the John Muir Trail at Sunrise Creek.  Nightfall brings with it a terrifying encounter with a black bear.

Video – Part Two from Sunrise Lakes over Clouds Rest

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Yosemite Hikes – Clouds Rest Trail

Bear Awareness – Sierra.Gov keeping bears wild

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In this episode I relate the trails and tribulations as I delve into the world of Barefoot Running.  I discover  Barefoot or Minimalist Running after stumbling upon  the fascinating form of exercise while doing research for a new pair of running shoes. Follow along as I make the transition from being a Shod runner to wearing a pair of Vibram Five Finger KSO’s and eventually a pair of Bikilas.  I also put in a few miles attempting to try my luck at running barefoot.

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Looking across Goat Canyon Trestle

In this episode Gerry, John, Aaron and I head out to the Anza Borrego Desert State Park in inland San Diego County to visit the historic Goat Canyon Trestle, the tallest and longest curved wooden train trestle in the world, hidden away in the desolate Carrizo Gorge section of the desert.

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Video of our adventure in HD

Rattlesnake Encounter Video

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