This is a collection of reports on various hikes a group of not entirely fit Midwesterners have made in the Sierra Nevada. I find reading reports of other people’s trips helps and sometimes amuses me, so perhaps others will be similarly assisted by these. For other information, consider my favorite books on the Sierra Nevada.
My own “first summer in the Sierra” dates back to 1972, when I worked at Tuolumne Meadows Lodge in Yosemite National Park. I was slow back then. Forty years have not increased my hiking speed. Still, I enjoy it, and have lured a variety of friends to join me. Most of them are still speaking to me.
Mt. Humphreys and Llama, August 2015