Day 3- Mojave National Preserve- Kelso Dunes and Granite Mountain

The wind finally died down sometime in the early mornings. We woke up to a beautiful day and took a hour long hike towards the cinder cones on the jeep trail.  During our walk, we noted that ecosystem here is really different compared to Hole in the Wall where it was mostly young Joshua Trees and cactus versus short brush near the lava beds. For the second time during our trip, we noted how nice it would be, if we had our mountain bikes with us on this trail.

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Bonding time for L and his babies

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Day 2- Mojave National Preserve- Hole in the Wall

Baby S slept terribly his first night sleeping in the camper van, so all of us got up early to catch the sunrise and hung around the camper van.

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Dakota and S cheering on Baby S during his daily tummy time

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Caught Dakota sleeping on Baby S’s jacket inside the Sportsmobile!

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JMT Devils Post Pile to Yosemite – Day 4- Sunrise HSC to Half Dome to Happy Isle

Day 4 was another high mileage day that included ascending to the top of Half Dome.

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The Quick and Dirty:
Location: 
Sunrise High Sierra Camp to Half Dome to Happy Isle
Distance: Approximately 16 miles
Difficulty:  Strenuous
Duration:  N/A

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JMT Devils Post Pile to Yosemite – Day 3 – Lyell Canyon to Sunrise Camp

Day 3 was an unplanned, high mileage day to make up miles and get closer to Half Dome.  We stopped off at Tuolumne Meadows for some food and headed towards Sunrise High Sierra Camp (HSC).

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The Quick and Dirty:
Location: 
Lyell Canyon to Sunrise High Sierra Camp
Distance: 22 miles
Difficulty:  Strenuous
Duration:  N/A

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JMT Devils Post Pile to Yosemite – Day 2 – Ruby Lake to Lyell Canyon

Our goal for the day was to traverse over Donohue Pass into Yosemite Wilderness, stopping short of Kuna Creek and the camping prohibition zone.

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The Quick and Dirty:
Location: 
Ruby Lake to Lyell Canyon (over Donohue Pass)
Distance: 11-12 miles
Difficulty:  Strenuous
Duration:  N/A

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