Day 1: 12.4 miles hiked, 17.4 cumulative, Tuolumne to below Donohue (10,190′)
My son and I woke in the Tuolumne backpackers camp and packed up. As we were drinking our morning coffee/hot chocolate a ranger showed up. Donned with a grey beard and the standard wide brimmed hat, he didn’t care that the campground was closed. He just wanted to check our permits and verify that we all had the required bear canisters. Armed with the current bear activity warnings…we were off.