This portion of the river is clearly for entertaining
the little boy inside the man.
The headwaters of the Tuolumne River, a bone of
contention for many Californians.  About 15% of
the river is diverted to hydrate San Francisco.  Further
down the line, another 50% is sent to the Central
Valley to irrigate farmland.
We’ve had some knowledgable park rangers in our
National Park journeys.  I love the juxtaposition of
the classic old school ranger with today’s version.
To quote John Muir, “I only went out for a walk,
and finally concluded to stay out till sundown,
for going out, I found, was really going in.”
Mike and Olav making a respectable
effort at finding the trail we’re
actually supposed to be on.
Tenaya Lake, complete with a sandy beach, here
in a mountain range at 8,150 ft. elevation!
 During the Ice Age, one of the largest glaciers in
 the Sierra Nevada existed here.  It was over
 2,000 ft. thick and 60 miles long.


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