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7/9/07 7:00 PM
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Winston Wolf
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going next week Cant wait
7/9/07 7:17 PM
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yes its a great time wife, son and i went while wife was midway pregnant with #2 stayed in sonora both nights there is a cool old west / mining town called Columbia State Historical Park in Yosemite itself, we only went to the main touristy area ... but that was still cool. the main open plains at the bottom of Yosemite was very cool. Tolumne Meadows, maybe? We left Yosemite on 41 heading south ... thru Fish Camp. Along there we came to this huge old hotel, which is full of great black and white pictures from way back in the day ... like when Mark Twain was in the Sierras (Yosemite and Tahoe areas) and like that. Restaurant there was pricey. We didn't eat there. Also to note, a great little small town nearby is Twaine Harte. Near that is Moaning Cavern http://www.caverntours.com/MoCavRt.htm ... we've done that one and it was very cool
7/9/07 7:21 PM
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It's very crowded now, sadly. Spent a lot of time there as a kid. It's as beautiful as anywhere on the planet, imo. Stay on marked trails and all that. "Along there we came to this huge old hotel, which is full of great black and white pictures from way back in the day" I think that's the Ahwanee. Very cool place, worth a look. The restaurant is pricey but good (well, it was 10 or so years ago).
7/9/07 7:30 PM
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if you go thur oakhurst, hit the funky "el cid" mexican retaurant just out of town for some good (cheap) mexican food
7/9/07 7:40 PM
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Jonwell --- no, wasn't the one in Yosemite .. .it was south, south along 41. white washed wood (IIRC), with a huge pond/fountain in the front??
7/9/07 7:41 PM
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Oh, dunno that one
7/9/07 7:57 PM
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7/9/07 8:05 PM
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The white older hotel and restaurant at the south entrance is the Wawona Inn
7/9/07 8:21 PM
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Deer, elk, etc just walk up to you. Pretty cool stuff.
7/9/07 8:27 PM
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I live very close to it. It's beautiful, but very very crowded in the summer. Take a camera. A good little hike is to the top of Sentinel Dome. Much easier than Half Dome, and great views. Further up that road is Glacier Point, which is a little outcropping that lets you look straight down 2000 feet into the Valley.
7/10/07 8:01 AM
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Winston Wolf
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cool thanks,Im staying at the Ahwahnee .I know i wanna do the Mist Trial and Toulumne Meadows.Maybe Ill hit up that Sentinal Trial .Gotta try some rafting.Ill be there for 5 days
7/10/07 8:35 AM
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holla if u wanna meet up PM or anyone for a drink or hike or both
7/10/07 2:36 PM
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post pix!
7/10/07 2:40 PM
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It's my favorite place on Earth. Has to be the most beautiful place in the world.
7/10/07 2:59 PM
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cant wait.Im trying to plan my trip now but its always subject to change.First off Im going with 10 year old stepson and my buddy.Wife is too pregnant to go.Land Saturday.Stayin at Ahwahnee maybe do something near Hotel like Sentenal Bridge .Sunday have my 8 oclock brunch reserved at Ahwahnee then off to Mist Trial.Hopefully do some lite rafting after then who knows maybe Sentenal Dome at .Monday gotta hit up Toulumne meadows Then rest of day is open.Last day hit up what I didnt see or wanna see like Mariposa Grove .
7/10/07 3:00 PM
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Winston Wolf
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By the way if u asked me the most beautiful and spectacular place Ive been Id have to say Banff ,Canada.Didnt go to Jasper.Vancouver is another place Id like to see.
7/10/07 3:01 PM
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yup been there, very beautiful climbed the half dome
7/10/07 3:03 PM
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I agree with Shen! Not a Tim Horton's for miles!
7/10/07 3:06 PM
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I was there this past May. Mariposa Grove is a must see. Half Dome hike was the highlight of my trip but may be too much for a 10 year old. Yosemite Falls is a great hike also
7/10/07 3:22 PM
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Winston Wolf
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Doubt we will do Half Dome .My friend flew out for 1 day and did Halfdome Hes flying out again but staying longer.
7/10/07 3:35 PM
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You'll have a great time. Its an incredible place. Take pic's and post'em when you get back. Good call staying at the Ahwanee. We stayed outside the park (tenaya lodge) and the drive in got real old fast. I'll be going back.
7/10/07 3:42 PM
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half dome isn't that difficult. just don't try to go back down while facing the ground. come on, people.
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Lower Yosemite falls is a fairly easy hike, I did it at 9 or 10. The full hike is a lot longer.
7/10/07 3:44 PM
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Went there once with my wife. It was beautiful -- really a great place. The only downside was that I had bashed the top of my foot up a few weeks prior to the trip. I couldn't wear anything but loose sandals, so I ditched the sandals and hiked halfway to half dome in bare feet. It hurt a lot less than I thought it would, but some of those rocks were bitches.
7/10/07 3:47 PM
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Proposed to my wife there, it's beautiful. I'm only an hr away and I can't believe how many people who live in Fresno have never been...

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