Thursday, May 24, 2012

This is pretty much our itinerary for the trip. I don't really have Santa Cruz mapped out yet so we will figure that out together.

Friday-June 29th
  • Mandi and Jeffrey leave for Convict Lake, drive through the night
Saturday-June 30th
  • Mandi and Jeffrey meet up with and Colin at Convict Lake, Play around, camp

Sunday-July 1st
  • Leave Convict Lake and buy provisions in Mammoth
  • Check in and set up camp
  • Make lunch
  • Meet James, J.J. and Karla
  • Get comfortable with the park
  • Short hike to Lower Yosemite Falls
  • Drive to Glacier Point before dusk to take scenic photos of Yosemite during magic hour : )
  • Eat dinner

Monday-July 2nd

  • Make breakfast
  • Head out on The Mist Trail-7 miles round trip and probably about a seven hour hike. Probably the more strenuous of the two big ones we will be doing. 
  • Rest late afternoon at the camp after the long hike
  • Eat dinner
  • Set up telescope for some astrophotography, probably at Glacier Point. Most digital cameras have the ability to capture stars so if you need advice I will be happy to show you the best settings to use. Hell, you may be better than I am
Tuesday-July 3rd

  • Make breakfast
  • Take shuttle to Glacier Point and hike the Panorama Trail all the way down to Yosemite Valley. 8 mile hike, about 6 hours long. This hike is mostly down hill so it won't kill you.
  • Rest late afternoon at camp
  • Eat Dinner
  • Maybe do some more astrophotography close to our campsite
Wednesday-July 4th

  • Make breakfast at camp
  • Pack up and head to Santa Cruz for the 4th of July

Thursday July 5th

  • 6:30 am, Dawn Patrol, Surfing at Cowell's
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk at Night
Friday July 6th
  • 6:30 am, Surfing
  • Zipline Mount Hermon? Still haven't heard the go ahead on this.
Saturday July 7th
  • 6:30 am Surfing

Sunday July 8th

  • 6:30 am, Surfing
  • Say goodbyes

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