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Trip: US Summer 2010

There are [23] stories from my trip: US Summer 2010


Interest in LA

USA | Saturday, 16 Jul 2011 | Views [163]

Greetings all from our blog. We were thankful to spend a few days in LA to recover the long journey from NZ.  Must be suckers for punishment as we again took the route via Australia making it 22 hours from airport to airport.  Toooooooo long!  I managed ... Read more >


Bear Rove

USA | Friday, 10 Sep 2010 | Views [288]

Bear Roving is now an important aspect of Ranger life. As a paid ranger, Bob was schedled on a few. Although he was exhausted on arriving home somewhere between 10.30pm & midnight, he was bubbling with stories. As a volunteer, I was not rostered ... Read more >


El Portal & Mariposa

USA | Friday, 10 Sep 2010 | Views [210]

El Portal is our home... well it is now Bob's for 2 weeks, as I'm now with his sister on my way home. It is not the most exciting place. A few apartment blocks for park staff, a primary school, pre-school and a very inviting looking pool. I did ... Read more >


Photos: Lukens Lake

USA | Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery

Gentle 4mile (6k) hike around 8,000ft
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Yosemite Rangering

USA | Wednesday, 1 Sep 2010 | Views [270]

About 4 million people visit Yosemite National Park every year - about the same as the total population of New Zealand.  To say that it is busy in Yosemite Valley is a bit of an understatement.  In a number of respects this Park sets the standard nationwide ... Read more >


Photos: Sentinel Dome

USA | Wednesday, 1 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery

6 mile Hike to Taft Point & Sentinel Dome
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Photos: May Lake, off Tioga Road + Mt Hoffman

USA | Wednesday, 1 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery

21/2 mile hike
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Sentinel Dome Hike

USA | Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | Views [240] | Comments [1]

Ok, so I'm rather tardy at writing the actual story. However, we did indeed visit Sentinel Dome at 8,122feet (2,476m. And it is indeed beautiful.  we met with a lovely couple, Bonnie & Al who are spending their summers volunteering at National ... Read more >


May Lake hike

USA | Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | Views [286]

It may appear that we are going backwards.... but coincidentally we visited May Lake by foot up in the high Sierra country off Tioga Road the week after we'd visited friends at their cabin outside the Eastern boundary of the park. We drove a couple ... Read more >


Wawona and the giant Sequoia Tree's

USA | Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | Views [269]

I did mention this amazing grove of huge trees earlier.... but will add a little now. We walked up through the grove. A dusty trail through open forest with many trees both still growing as they have done for more than 2,000years.  We walked through ... Read more >


Vancouver, Canada

CANADA | Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | Views [225]

For some reason I seem to have missed telling of my adventures in Vancouver.  This was a trip I had not entirely planned, but since we found out about the opportunity to work for the US National Park Service just prior to flying out of NZ, the paper ... Read more >


Photos: June Lake, East Sierra

USA | Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | Photo Gallery

Weekend to visit kiwis from Russell via High Sierra Road
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Days off

USA | Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | Views [210]

Return to a full working week gives little time for R&R.  The first of our 2 - 3 days off is necessary to do catch up....  Sleeping, washing, reading, lounging by the pool and fitting in a few laps.  AND of course grocery shopping... which is a ... Read more >


Yikes - computers

USA | Wednesday, 11 Aug 2010 | Views [231]

I have just spent hours updating my story & photo's and have managed to block the photos & not save stories.... Grrrrrrrrr


Volunteering In Parks

USA | Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | Views [169]

I actually didn't realise until now that I am a VIP!  Yes and so far mostly that has meant getting to know Yosemite... hiking trails, checking out waterfalls, wandering through meadows, exploring by bicycle. WOW... Even attending early morning nature ... Read more >


Photos: Yosemite, California

USA | Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Vancouver

USA | Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | Photo Gallery

July 4th - 20th
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Photos: San Francisco

USA | Saturday, 31 Jul 2010 | Photo Gallery


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San Francisco 27 June to 4 July

USA | Saturday, 31 Jul 2010 | Views [143]

With some sadness we said farewell to some of Bob's family and drove in convey with Linda and John to their home in Portola Valley, stopping along the way to swim, then to enjoy a Mexican meal with their daughter Marie.  Portola Valley sits above ... Read more >


Photos: Lake Tahoe

USA | Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | Photo Gallery

Family Reunion
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