Practical Backpacking™ Forums

Welcome to Practical Backpacking™ Forums (PBF).

You are currently viewing PBF as a guest which has limited access. By becoming a PBF member, you will have full access to view and participate in tens of thousands of informative discussions, to view links and attachments (photos), and will gain access to other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free! Click to Become a PBF Member! Be sure to also explore the Practical Backpacking Podcast.


Go Back   Practical Backpacking™ Forums > Practical Backpacking™ Trailhead > Trip Reports
HOME FAQ PBF GUIDELINES BLOG PODCAST GALLERY STORE CALENDAR Mark Forums Read

Trip Reports The Trip Reports forum is for backpackers to share their actual (not links to) trip reports and/or journal entries for their wilderness backpacking and day-hiking trips. Please include photos and information regarding what worked (e.g. gear) and what didn't.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-01-2016, 09:34 AM
© 2006-2016 Practical Backpacking™ / All Rights Reserved
Balzaccom Balzaccom is offline
Practical Backpacking™ Regular Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 188
A overnighter in Yosemite

When our daughter came home to visit for a week, we wanted to do a short backpacking trip in Yosemite, and we were lucky enough to get a walk-up permit for a pass-though to Glen Aulin. We knew this route, since we'd hiked in last year, and it met all of our criteria: some nice views, lovely walking along a river, the opportunity for some real solitude, and easy enough that we could do the hike and still get back home to Napa on our way out.

And did we mention that permits were available?

Off we went.

The trail along the Tuolumne River is full of deep pools, cascades, and spectacular waterfalls. We enjoyed every minute of it. And once we got to Glen Aulin, we were happy to top up our water bottles at the backpackers campground there, and continue up Conness Canyon until we were well beyond the reach of the rest of the hikers.

(The permit quota for Glen Aulin itself was full, so our permit required us to keep hiking. And while the Glen Aulin backpackers' campground was empty when we hiked through at noon on our way in, by the next morning it seemed that the hikers were packed in like sardines, with every campsite full.)

We pressed on past the narrow gorge of Conness Creek, and then found a quiet spot up on a shelf above the creek. It was very peaceful, and well-hidden from the trace of a use-trail that follows the creek at this point, and it made a perfect camping spot for our little group.

A quiet afternoon, with naps and cups of tea, followed the hike. P fished a bit, while the two ladies went wading in the creek. While the weather looked a bit cloudy, we only felt a few drops of rain.

After a luxurious five course dinner (soup, couscous with paneer, lentils and rice with Indian spice, dried fruit, a couple of dessert energy bars, and a sip of brandy apiece) we finally turned in. The skies were cloudy, but we only got a light rain, and that came after we were already bedded down in the tent.

The next morning we packed up, packed out, hiked past the crowds in the campground, and were at the car in time to eat lunch in Groveland.

And book another great hike in the family album.
Reply With Quote
Please Consider PBF Sponsors
  #2  
Old 09-05-2016, 07:07 AM
© 2006-2016 Practical Backpacking™ / All Rights Reserved
Haclil Haclil is offline
Practical Backpacking™ Regular Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Posts: 150
All sounds mouth-watering, including the Indian-inspired food! Thanks for posting (not many posts lately, and I haven't been on the trail for months).
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-17-2016, 07:03 AM
© 2006-2016 Practical Backpacking™ / All Rights Reserved
GGervin GGervin is offline
Practical Backpacking­™ Forums Moderator
Backpack: Gregory Shasta, Deuter ACT Lite 65+10
Sleeping Gear: REI ThermoPod +0 mummy, MH 3D +40 mummy
Shelter: SD Superflash, GoLite Hut 1
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: California
Posts: 436
"soup, couscous with paneer, lentils and rice with Indian spice"

I noticed all that and thought it sounded good too.

I don't suppose you'd care to share whether it was home prepared or pre-packaged? If pre-packaged, who made it, what's it named, and where did you buy it? If it was home prepared (either home cooked, or home-assembled meals from pre-packaged components), would you share the recipies?

I'm getting ready for a trip in a couple of weeks, and have been feeling my usual fare is a bit spartan and in need of re-thinking. I'd love to see what you're doing, and maybe give it a try myself.
Reply With Quote
Please Consider PBF Sponsors
  #4  
Old 09-18-2016, 07:39 AM
© 2006-2016 Practical Backpacking™ / All Rights Reserved
Balzaccom Balzaccom is offline
Practical Backpacking™ Regular Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 188
So the Miso soup is from Kikkoman, and we get it at our local supermarket. The Paneer is from Tasty-Bites...not sure where we got that. The lentils were from Mary Jane's-- we've liked the meals we've had from that comoany. And the couscous was a simple package from the local supermarket.

Nothing made at home for this trip!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yosemite Fire Danger Balzaccom The Trailhead - General Backpacking Discussion 0 07-13-2016 02:10 PM
Celebrating Yosemite Balzaccom The Trailhead - General Backpacking Discussion 0 02-27-2015 10:23 AM
Yosemite Ten Lakes Basin Balzaccom Trip Reports 2 04-07-2014 02:02 PM
Need some Yosemite help jleonard The Trailhead - General Backpacking Discussion 11 02-24-2012 03:17 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:06 PM.

Backpacking Forums


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2006-2017 Practical Backpacking™
Practical Backpacking is a trademark of Absolutely Prepared™
Practical Backpacker is a trademark of Absolutely Prepared™
Practical Backpacking Podcast is a trademark of Absolutely Prepared™
Practical Backpacking Magazine is a trademark of Absolutely Prepared™