Took a trip out to Yosemite with some mates to do a little canyoneering mission from Tenaya Lake through the Lost Canyon to Mirror Lake and eventually Curry Village. Epic 2 days out with a little tragedy in the middle to sober everyone up. Thanks to Johnny B for putting it together and thanks to Matt and EL Shawno for the good company!
The approximate route. X marks the camp site.
We saw 4 bears (two larger and two cubs) the first morning.
We met this random german tourist.
We hung out with this smiley fella.
Starting out into the unknown.
Thumbs up from Matt.
The Crew getting deeper.
Looking over the edge of the Pywiack Falls.
Heading up and north to get to Airplane gully from Pywiack Falls.
The Lost Valley (Canyon?).
Found a Geocache. Wrote our teams names in there.
Gnarly old tree. Cant even think how old it is…
Typical Johnny B pose.
One of the decents, coming down into Airplane Gully.
The old engine left over from an airforce accident.
John can probably get it started….maybe…
Matt ownin it.
John caught a fish at the base of Pywiack Falls.
Saw a rattler.
The team at our camp site.
Second day repelling.
Lots of rock scrambling like this. Kind of hard on the knees and body.
El Shawno hiking out of the bottom of one of the raps.
Team taking a breather.
El Shawno doing his thing.
Matt coming down.
Yup- and we experienced the danger of this place first hand….
Bottom left of half dome- looks like an Indian. Kinda trippy considering how many Indians used to live in the area.
Smoke billowing out over half dome. They were starting to pull people from the area via helicopter.