Quilts and Yosemite National Park

I finished a 54″ square quilt from the remaining blocks from the Fed Ex wedding quilt.  Kevin’s sisters and nieces all had a chance to win this in a raffle we held.Fed Ex TwoTwo 49er, one Steeler and one Raider fan pillows.  The pillow forms were late in arriving at my sister-in-law’s home, so the guys will have to wait a bit.

Football Pillows

Kevin and I spent six days backpacking in Yosemite National Park.  We had 14,636’  in elevation gain (4,267’ low point – 10,257’ high point) and finished with 79.3 miles and are pretty happy!

Tuolumne River in Pate Valley.

DSC00601-Pate Valley Tuolumne River

Gnat protection:  The gnats were a huge nuisence at this elevation and keeping covered up made me a much nicer person.

DSC00628-Gnat Protection

Granite slab for a quick break!

DSC00636-Ann Tuoumne River

DSC00645-Kevin Break GCT

Second night tent spot above Waterwheel Falls.

DSC00728-Waterwheel Falls CampMilky Way over our tent.

DSC00775-Waterwheel Falls Milky WayHorses transporting stuff to the High Sierra Camps.

DSC00846-Pack TrainBeautiful trail work.

DSC00807-Steps GCT2.11 oz. bear canister and my cooking set up.

DSC01020-McGee Lake Bear CanisterRagged Peak reflection in Upper Young Lake (10,255′ elevation).

DSC00967-Ragged Peak ReflectionA beautiful lunch spot near 10,000′ in elevation.

DSC01074-Lunch Break by the TarnsSome switchbacks we navigated.  The trees were pretty interesting here.

DSC01118-Ann SwitchbacksKevin fooling around on granite.

DSC01190-Kevin Lunch Rocks.8 miles to go to the finish!  Woo Hoo!

DSC01204-Ann Almost to finishCelebration beer.

DSC01207-Beer RewardMy designated driver!

DSC01209-Kevin Finish rewardWe swung by the valley to see the chapel we were married in 28 years ago.  It never changes.

DSC01212_Kevin Ann ChapelWe are so thankful to Kevin’s sister and our brother-in-law for hosting us and letting us borrow a vehicle and all around being the BEST any family could ever want!  ~~ even if they act silly with the items they recieved for free at the Mariposa County Fair!

Steve SherlockThank you Steve and Vicki for hosting us at your peaceful home.

Wright Compound




6 Responses to “Quilts and Yosemite National Park”

  1. annie Says:

    Your pictures are outstanding! I’m especially impressed with the night shots you keep posting! Funny, my niece got married in that chapel 18 years ago! Beautiful little chapel.

  2. susan webster Says:


  3. catpatches Says:

    Gorgeous photos!

  4. Beth Wells Says:

    Amazing! Thanks for sharing your inspiring photos!

  5. Merilee Says:

    Yes, it is always peaceful on Parker Drive…and the raffle was rigged…I didn’t win 😉

  6. dawn at firstlightdesigns Says:

    You definitely earned that Blue Moon!

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