So, when are you going again? It's not like you're on the other side of the country (that would be me and catpappy)!
Catpappy! I actually met him once.
Okay, the problem about getting back to the Portal goes something like this:
This 9k peak (and two others hiking distance) is less than 90 min from my house
This little beauty is only about 3hrs from my house
But this Grande Dame is 8hrs away!
Peak #1 can be done as a dayhike (or access to the PCT which has endless possibilities) and I can be home before sundown
Peak #2 can be done as a weekend overnighter -- home by Sunday afternoon
Peak #3 however, requires at least 4 days off and a whole lot more driving + I have to drive through
The Land of Glory (Yosemite) to get there -- with 3 more hours to go after stopping at The Land of Plenty (Whoaa Nelli Deli)Because I hate HATE to drive by myself (I fall asleep at the wheel pretty easily) I usually have to time my trips around when others are making pilgrimage.
When will I return? I have been enticed by three-day backpacking trip to Mallory/Irvine at the end of July...we shall see.