Day 78

Day 78: June 19th
Glen Aulin to Mile 965.8

Today surprised us. We knew we were in for some climbing from studying the elevation profiles, but we were not expecting such steep grades. Deb is guessing that this is one of the older (or first) trails built in Yosemite – not much hiker traffic today as yesterday. But we still felt very privileged to experience this trail today and enjoyed the green meadows high on the mountain crests, and the rivers low in the valleys.

We ate our dinner in Matterhorn canyon before ending our day with an additional climb halfway up the mountain. Deer are near our campsite so we hope our hiking pole handles are safe (they seek salt on the handles.)

Mileage: 17.4

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