Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Backpacking 2009

Sky Blue Lake Basin
Dusk at Sky Blue Lake
Yup, That's someone swimming in
Sky Blue Lake
at over 11,000 feet elevation One of Ryan's scouts caught this guy.
Panoramic view of Mt. Whitney

The old folks (us) have decided we want a little adventure. So, David and I have drummed up a couples backpacking trip for August of 2009. That should give us time to lose a few (well, maybe more than a few) pounds and get in shape for a High Sierra trip. Our destination is Sky Blue Lake. When Ryan and Karl heard about this they started laughing. Keep in mind that both of them have been to the area we plan to go. Ryan just got back a couple of weeks ago after taking his scouts there, which is what got David jazzed on the idea. Me? I was actually SHOCKED when David suggested it. I love backpacking and could never get him to go. He hated backpacking in the days when we went to girls camp. I led the 3rd and 4th year hikes for several years, but David preferred to stay in camp with Pres. Davies. Maybe it's the picture of the golden trout that Ryan brought back that convinced him. I know it impressed Uncle Dandy. Anita said she would rather go on a cruise, but it might be do-able since we have a year to get ready. When Gaye told Karl he WAS going with us, he didn't seem too excited. His memories of the place date back to the 70's when he was YOUNGER and in better shape and he thinks it's TOO HARD for us now. We'll see, 'cause I'm not backing out.
P.S. I told Anita maybe we could do the cruise too. (How 'bout to somewhere with a tall mountain we could use to get acclimated.?)


Katie said...

Sounds like it will be great fun! Those pictures are beauiful and should be enough to convince people to go!

Jocelyn said...

I have no doubt you guys can do it! I'm looking forward to the sunday after report.

Papa Randy said...

I am defintely in too. Although I did check to see if we get stranded or tired, it only costs $600 an hour for a helicopter. LOL Oh the report after. Each time you hear the story the trail will be longer, the lake colder, the fish bigger, and the food taster. Can't wait to blog that trip.

Lenna said...

The photos certainly make me want to go. Can we get a copy of the 'report'? I bet it'll be a riot.