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balzaccom

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Just got a call from the nice wilderness ranger at SEKI to confirm it.

We have plans for a shorter few trips this summer, but we also have two longer ones in mind.

> One is a hike up into the upper reaches of the Lyell Fork of the Merced River in Yosemite, looking for bighorn sheep (recently introduced in that range) and spending about half the time off trail. The trailhead for that one is the popular Rafferty Creek.

> One is a hike in SEKI into the canyons above the Roaring River--Cloud and Deadman--that I haven't visited since I was there forty years ago. That one uses the also sometimes popular Sugarloaf Trailhead.

We don't plan all of our trips so far in advance, but we did take the time to make reservations for these. And the good news is that we got both trips approved.

Now where else can we go that won't need a reservation? Lots and lots of places.
 
Excellent, good for you. We were lucky enough to get Yosemite permits last year out of Tuolumne Meadows for a 4 night trip.
 
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