My sister Leila from Portland will be staying for a visit until Monday afternoon. I’m gonna have fun. She asked if she could come for a visit while I was in Mammoth. I love our alone time.
Yesterday while in LA at the Book Study I received 5 bouquets of flowers plus many wonderful cards. The house is a bloom for Leila’s visit.
Waiting for Leila at the airport, I shot this:
While out on a late afternoon golf course walk with Leila:
I’m back. My trail partner, Tailwinds, has more time than I do and has posted a re-cap of our John Muir Trail backpack. Click here to view what she has written on her blog.
I will be working on my photos and hopefully post a few tonight. Here is a photo of me and the two best friends anyone could ever have.
After playing with our food, Ray, Tailwinds and I went to lunch at the Tamarack Lodge down the road. There wasn’t much time to hike before our 4:15 massages so we didn’t hike.
Liz arrives tomorrow morning. Fred Air (Tailwinds wonderful mate who lives in Stockton) is picking Liz up in Sacramento and flying her to Mammoth. Should be a fun day.
Tailwinds planned a backpack to make up some miles she had missed during her 2008 PCT thruhike. Liz and I are joining Tailwinds to backpack about 80 miles of the PCT from south of Pinchot Pass north to Vermilion Valley Resort on Lake Edison. We begin our hike September 4th.
Fred flew Tailwinds to the Mammoth airport this morning. Tailwinds waited in the airport while Fred graciously took me up for an hour and 15 minute flight over the Sierra. We found Taboose Pass trail and flew the route Tailwinds, Liz and I will be backpacking. I shot off over 300 photos. I was so excited I didn’t know which way to look first. Flying over my playground has to be one of the highlights of my life. Tailwinds’ mate, Fred, has flown his entire life. He made me feel so comfortable I forgot to get nervous or feel sick. Thank you, thank you Fred.
Below are some of the photos from the flight.
There are more shots I’ll be uploading to the portfolio section of this website, later.