Journal Entries of Hannah’s Journey through the Sierras Beginnings: The long journey starts in the Yosemite Village and ends in Whitney Portal (Map is on the last page). The average miles hiked per day are 10.5 miles out of 210 miles. The following course includes several divine places described by Muir. Day 1:
Civilians worked hard to create Camp Kearny, building roads, rails, sewer, water, gas and electric systems, constructed so fast a motor division and a cavalry unit with 20,000 horses and mules moved in by June. Others joined in making Camp Kearny a more hospitable place. Ellen B. Scripps of La Jolla donated $15,000 for library books; the YMCA set up a hostess house at the New Southern Hotel. Camp Kearny was ready for General Hunter Liggett’s inspection in September. There were 1,162 buildings, including 10 warehouses and 140 mess halls.
The reason Michigan has bluffs is because when Glaciers move they do not pick up their ‘feet’. Instead, they bulldoze the landscape picking up everything in their path. Including rocks, organic matter, and even possibly a sloth with a broken leg, the list is inexhaustible. When the glacier stops its advance these objects have been moved hundreds of miles over thousands of years. All of the grinding of giant rocks now leaves sand clay and gravel.
A hill of aspens, glowing golden, shines on the right side of the trail while the left side is a pine-covered hill. Between the two is the trail, a magical escape from reality. This is my sanctuary, of Buffalo Peaks wilderness. The trying experience of hiking through the mountains with 40 pounds on your back, the straps of your pack rubbing the skin off your hips and shoulders. The tension building in your muscles as you struggle under the weight.
A week later, I left home with the mules and the wagon. The ride took place in a rough countryside, which consisted of mostly woods. Here and there you would see a farm or a barn in the middle of a field. What I liked best about the ride was that the beauty of nature was all around us; hawks soaring in the sky, streams flowing, etc. Close to nightfall was when we finally arrived at Stanardsville.
Well, I didn’t get out yesterday evening, it was just too nasty and the wind was blowing 20 and gusting to 28. I decided since I wanted to make my way back to “big buck ridge” and I hadn’t been in there this season I would sleep in and get back there in the afternoon so I could look around and more importantly slip in undetected. Well, the wind was wrong for “big buck ridge” “BBR” so I decided to ease into an area where the wind was a little better. It was where I shot my 7 pointer with a shotgun last season
Relentless precipitation for the most part endures along the limit of a warm front. This measure of precipitation, nonetheless, relies on upon the measure of dampness noticeable all around in front of the surface front. On the off chance that the warm air is generally dry and stable, precipitation would not be liable to happen. On the off chance that the air is wet and restrictively flimsy, overwhelming precipitation could happen over an expansive territory.
All the animals said yes in unison. “I’m going to go search for food”, said the wolf. “Do you guys want to come with me?” All of the animals said yes in unison again.
From her giving birth arise men “black, white, or sallow, in disposition of either timid as the deer, revengeful as bears, or rapacious as wolves” (242). Here, the deer is important in the creation of mankind. The Miztecs of South America also believed deer were crucial in the creation of humans (391). The original Miztec deities were called deer, and the Miztecs are the descendants from the children of these deities
I arrive at the camp ranger station listening to the long and required safety lecture: stay on the trail, watch out for endemic wildlife, leave no trace, etc… As my foot hit the trail, the sound of gravel, dirt, and rocks fills my ears. The sun beating on my neck. The weight of my backpack dragging me slower and slower along the trail. Stopping every five minutes drenching myself in the little amount of water we brought.
The Hunt My dad just woke me up for our big elk hunt that we were going on. He told me to get ready and we would be leaving in a few minutes. Once I got dressed we went to my grandpas and picked him up. We (me my dad and my grandpa) drove in my grandpa's truck, when we got to the airport, we packed our luggage and got on the plane. When we got on the plane, I noticed we were going to Salt Lake City, I asked my dad why, and he said we were going to have to stop their first.