"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go."
-- T.S. Eliot
Here's the vid from our trip.
- Carry a light load - this is not what you want to look like... I think with our skis, boots, bags, water... our bags were under 30 lbs. This is the way to go. Light, fast & free. Makes everything much more enjoyable
- Don't eat 10 lbs of beef ribs the night before... if you are Alexis.
- If you are with Alexis, and he demolished 10 lbs of beef ribs, don't ski behind him for the rest of the tour.
- Pre-purchase your checked bag for your skis... and they may not charge ya for the oversize
- Stay at the Yosemite Bug Hostel on the way home... the spa would have done us wonders. For our muscles & for making friends on the ride home. The Amtrak didn't smell that great... but we certainily didn't help.
- Cache, Cache, Cache! It's awesome... here are some cache ideas. Also note that at TM, there is a garbage can & recycling... so no worries about packing out there.
- Wine is good
- Beer is better
- Whisky is nice
- Mac & Cheese? or Pasta with sauce
- Thai Cuisine night
- Curry paste, pre-cooked rice, canned coconut cream, canned straw mushrooms, bamboo shoots, tofu?.
- Caramel Corn was amazing.
- Beef Jerkey
- Plantain Chips
- Salsa & Chips
- Hot Choch
- Cherish the logistics/train travel.
- Stay two nights at TM hut, and go ski Ragged Peak, Unicorn Peak, Johnson Peak, go check out Cathedral Peak...
- Think about the Yosemite Border Tour to Ostrander (in Moynier's book).
- not staying at the TM hut for a few more days...
- not jumping into the Merced... apetor stylee
And a final Thanx to:
- Brandon for hosting us in Mammoth, picking us up at the airport, and giving us a ride to the trailhead.
- Rob & Laura - the TM winter rangers for being awesomely zen.
- Johnny & Paul for cache-ing the food and making this possible.
Fun Rating of 1.