Snow I Sought, Snow I Found

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Miya

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I had been waiting carefully and checking for updates on the opening of Tioga Pass. By chance, I had showed up opening weekend last year, and it was the most beautiful trip I had taken so far, and I didn't even get out of the car! There is something about snow that enhances everything, in my eyes.

Even though Bobbi isn't fond of snow, she agreed to go with me. TIoga Pass was supposed to open the road to unrestricted use Monday, July 1 at 08:00, we showed up at 08:30. I had kept reading that the snow was high and they had delayed opening the pass, so I was very excited to see walls of snow again. However...no snow. Basically, the Pass was such a let down. It is Yosemite, so yeah...it is pretty, I guess, but the previous year left my expectations too high.

I still had hopes that there would be snow on the trail though! The plan was to go to both Lower and Upper Cathedral Lakes, which would be a total of ~8 miles. However, with the snow and constantly losing the trail, it took us 5 hours to hike the 3.5 miles to Upper Lake.

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SNOW! We ended up not using snowshoes or microspikes…I think the spikes definitely would have helped with some of the many falls, but eh...we were lazy and just kept walking.

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So pointy!

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I fell in love with this reddish orange color. One of the things I want to go back and take pictures of.

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Got pretty wet, but...I like teeny, tiny flowers.

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Bobbi was struck by an awful headache. We spent some time snacking and then headed back.

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Bobbi, making falling look cool.

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Luckily, the trip back down only took 2.5 hours. We stopped to have dinner and made the 4 hour drive back home. I was pretty bummed again about not taking the time to take photos I wanted, but the trail really owned my booty. Just another reason to go back though! I know you can backpack there, so that might be a good option for us and our slowness. So much hiking to be done and so little time.

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Yvonne

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love all the snow!!!
It's so hot here in Southern Utah, I would have loved a bag of snow each day this holiday weekend. Worked the queue on Angels Landing and felt like I'm a grilled chicken standing there for hours in full sun. Snow or a bit of ice would have been really nice.
 

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love all the snow!!!
It's so hot here in Southern Utah, I would have loved a bag of snow each day this holiday weekend. Worked the queue on Angels Landing and felt like I'm a grilled chicken standing there for hours in full sun. Snow or a bit of ice would have been really nice.
Heat is not my cup of tea...
Being a grilled chicken in the sun sounds like torture haha.
Come on over to CA! Pretty sure Bobbi and I will be in snow again this weekend :). Or someday, her and I will take you beach hiking, that is always good temps!
 

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Heat is not my cup of tea...
Being a grilled chicken in the sun sounds like torture haha.
Come on over to CA! Pretty sure Bobbi and I will be in snow again this weekend :). Or someday, her and I will take you beach hiking, that is always good temps!
it was not a lot of fun. I demanded umbrellas for the next day ad my wish was granted. :)
It helped a lot.
I wish I could come, but I have to save money for my Yellowstone trip in August.
But with full moon coming up, my hiking windows opens on Friday for a week.
On week of great day hikes at night in Zion, it will be fun.
Until then, I do the Subway about once or twice a week on my off days with a lot of pools and water. :)
I go tomorrow and then on Thursday again.
Play a lot in the snow, I'll be virtually with you
 

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it was not a lot of fun. I demanded umbrellas for the next day ad my wish was granted. :)
It helped a lot.
I wish I could come, but I have to save money for my Yellowstone trip in August.
But with full moon coming up, my hiking windows opens on Friday for a week.
On week of great day hikes at night in Zion, it will be fun.
Until then, I do the Subway about once or twice a week on my off days with a lot of pools and water. :)
I go tomorrow and then on Thursday again.
Play a lot in the snow, I'll be virtually with you
Good good!
Stay cool and have fun!
I am pushing Bobbi to hit Yellowstone next year when it is snowy haha
 

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