Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Hitting the Old Dusty Trail

We awoke on the 6th day and were ready to hit the old dusty trail back to civilization.

This was a somewhat steep 5 mile hike down the Mist Trail. This means we passed many a waterfall.

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And, once arriving to civilization, we did the first thing anyone who had been deprived of modern conveniences would do.

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We drank beer and ate chips.

They were both delicious.

Upon arriving to our vehicle, we found the "Jeep Commander or similar" had acquired a thick layer of dust from sitting in the parking lot for a week. So we emblazened it with our tour name.

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The name Sparse Facial Hair Tour was developed during a weeklong hiking trip on Isle Royale with Dennis, Terp, Andy and I in 2006. Why sparse? Because none of us can grow a proper beard. If you put the boys facial hair together - I think it would almost make one though. Dennis can grow hair on his chin and sideburn area, Terp can grow a beard on his neck and side face, and Andy can kind of grow some around his mouth.

Kind of.

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That's Andy after not shaving for 9 days.

Even though Dave can grow a full beard about 7 minutes after shaving, we kept the tour name.

Before venturing out to the hotel and showering off a week's worth of filth and sweat, we checked out the Giant Sequoias.

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And with that, we said good bye to Yosemite and thanked her for a wonderful time.

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2 comments:

Keri said...

Wowza, those are big trees.

I love waterfalls.

Eric said...

You got some details wrong. I can grow a badass teenage mustach, as well.