WOW!!! I don't even know where to start. Originally this trip had around 12-13 people going up to Dewey Point in Yosemite on 3/17-3/20/2011, as it got closer to the take off time, the weather reports I had been getting were varied, but for me not to alarming. Most did not make it, some were getting over being sick, others still not sure about the weather, which later was probably a wise choice on thier part, and some just couldn't get away from work, we all know how that goes.
The trip started with 3 BPL'ers, Adam C., and Marc E. came from up north, I came from the south, Adam met me in Oakhurst so we could car pool into the park and split the cost, Marc came in from the north by himself, and was the 1st one to the A-frame to obtain the permit. The skys were partly cloudy, with crisp mountain air blowing, temp was around 30* nice day for a hike. After geting the permit we were instructed where we could park the cars, overnight hikers had to park in a specific area so the snow plow could get through, we got dressed and all the gear together, and we were ready to hike, I think it was about 11:30 a.m. when we started.
Last minute checks before we head out, even though everybodys gear was a little different, we all weighed in at about 30lbs
Looking back at the trail head, and we're off.
After taking a few pics we headed out on a nice groomed road/trail, you could see were they groomed for skis, and snow shoes were off to the side.
Heading up the trail.
Adam and Marc, a few more adjustments
What a way to start your day.
Adam out in front.
The sun would keep trying to poke through the clouds all day.
Getting near the top, and the views are starting to show.
We're at the top, taking pics around 1:30 p.m.
I think this was looking off the right side, if you were hiking straight out to the point
This almost looks fake.
Looks like bad weather, maybe we should set up our shelters.
Not before we get a pic of " Adam, king of Dewey Point" and a few more.
I will try to finish this post tomorrow.