► Group Hike to PATAGONIA
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In October 2018 I did my first ever backpacking trip in Yosemite National Park, California, USA.
I did 2 trips:
1. a 5-day trip starting in Tuolumne Meadows. Total Length: 81.8 km | Max Elevation: 3253 m | Min Elevation: 2160 m | Total Ascent: 3833 m
2. a 4-day trip starting in Yosemite Valley and looping around Tenaya Canyon. Total Length: 71.0 km | Max Elevation: 3026 m | Min Elevation: 1211 m | Total Ascent: 3798 m.
Full travel itinerary on: https://harmenhoek.com/.
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ABOUT MAKING CAMPFIRES
Due to years of drought and massive wildfires, lighting campfires during hiking season in the Sierra Nevada is no longer recommended. If you do make a campfire, be sure to check all current burn bans and follow all fire regulations as per the land management and permitting agency for your trip area. In addition to your backcountry permit, you must obtain a separate California fire permit in the Sierra. Fire sites near brush, trees, pine duff and other flammable materials are no longer safe. Choose bare rock if possible. Other fire safety methods for clearing a site include cleaning the fire site down to bare dirt, but this counterindicates Leave No Trace principles of minimal impact, which campers should follow at all times in the backcountry. Don’t cut wood for fires, choose pre-impacted tent sites, take care not to damage vegetation, pack absolutely all trash, consumables and TP out with you. If you have a legal campfire, make absolutely certain no sparks escape to spread the fire, and put out the fire entirely after you are done with it, using the drown-stir-feel method described in the CA Fire Permit safety test. Don’t be the reason for the next giant burn in the Sierra. Take only photos, leave only footprints.
Music licensed via Musicbed:
Lights & Motion – Wild Heart
Tony Anderson – Aisha
Shawn Williams – Sleeping at Last
Lights & Motion – Young Mountain
Nick Box – No conditions
The Field tapes – Evening Song (with light of Woods)
Lights & Motion – Amber
Zachary David – Somnium: Part II (Alt. Version)
Roary – Overlook
Jude Cosmo – Lunar Echo
Gear on harmenhoek.com/gear.