15 Oct Yosemite Log – Day 4 at campsite 1 mile from Vogelsang Pass
Yosemite Log – Day 4 at campsite 1 mile from Vogelsang Pass
I am camping where my intineray had me tonight. I arrived here at 3:30 pm, but was smart enough not to attempt 11,000 ft Vogelsang pass tonight. Already had enough trouble with the elevation. Tonight I am around 9500 ft.. I hiked the last section up Lewis Creek while listening to tunes on the iPhone. It took my mind off the tired part of the day. Don’t usually like listening to tunes while I hike. I am focused on my step, the scenery, and the latest hiking worry. Hiking worries? Yes, there are plenty out here. A change for the worse in the weather can happen quickly; my body’s reaction to the elevation when I haven’t yet hit the high spots; the latest twinge of pain in back or knee (did not have that worry today).
There is a very dark cloud above and behind Vogelsang pass, otherwise the sun is mostly sticking around.
I saw a satellite, then a number of shooting stars last night. The crescent moon set early and there were clear skies. The milky way was so distinct you could trace patterns.
Still have not seen a person. Saw fresh human footprints leading down Lewis Creek.