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Finally!!  Yes, we made it to Yosemite.  Wonderful, wonderful place! Although it rained for 4 days; we did have 4 days of sun and amazing climbing.

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The rainy days weren’t so bad as Greg worked and we got in a few nice hikes. However, anyone who has been near a wet dog should be able to appreciate the unpleasantries of 4 wet mammals in an enclosed 100 square foot box.

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It was our first Thanksgiving literally in the camper. MB did an outstanding job with the limited kitchen and put together quite the spread of turkey cutlets, mashed yams, homemade Cab-Franc cranberry sauce, rolls, and veggies.  Mmmmm.

One of our hikes involved an interesting wildlife hike with an interpretive ranger. The entire group heard a very loud gunshot type noise. Greg asked the ranger if someone was hazing the bears. She responded that it was rock fall we were hearing. Say what?! Suddenly, 5 deer go rushing past our group away from the “rock fall” noise. Then, a bear comes running into the field adjacent the trail we are hiking. Chasing the bear is a woman carrying a high-powered air gun. The ranger sees none of this. We are yelling, “Look at all those deer!” and “hey, there’s a bear!” We decided at this point we would probably see more wildlife without the ranger so we hiked on our own.

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