It is always hard to pack the car to head back home after my annual trek in the Eastern Sierras--but then, I am always glad to be home. I enjoyed an afternoon hike with good friends along the Mammoth Crest, and an excursion to Olmsted Point (in Yosemite) where you can see Half-Dome from many miles distant.
I got to walk in the footsteps of both John Wayne (if you've seen True Grit, you've seen this location) and Huell Howser, who once urged Californians to stop to see the "Upside-Down House" in Lee Vining--won't make that mistake again.
I also enjoyed an evening by the campfire with some church folk, and some good food in one of my favorite restaurants.
I even got to do some hunting--stupid mouse messed with the wrong guy.