Woke up completely soaked again – the rain just left too much moistre in the air. Guess there will be a drying session during lunch again. Our game plan for today: getting over Donuhe Pass as early as possible to avoid the very likely thunderstorms. We said good bye to 1000 islands lake

Kaylee is still not fit so easy pace and a few breaks on the way up. Gave me more photo opportunities and also a bit of a break for my legs. The left one and original troublemaker almost doesn’t hurt at all. The right one though is still very painful. Let’s hope all the taping and new insoles help…

On the pass we could see the first clouds building up. Now at 12.30 already. It’s getting earlier and earlier! We met a group of guys who were filming on top of the pass interviewing people for their poop-habits in the outdoors. It’s too make aware of the leave no trace concept and waste etiquette out here. Cool idea! I’ll write about no trace and certain rules for the outdoors when I am back and have a computer to type. So we “left our statements” 🙊 and made our way down.




Not even half an hour later the first lightnings struck up on the pass – good timing and good that we were down in the valley out of the danger zone.



Unspectacular 10 miles to Tuolumne Meadows – the entry gate to Yosemite Valley. Two days off for us to explore this park. El Capitan, Glacier Point, and Halfdome. Good timing to give both of us rest and a break from walking.

One more thing. My very attentive reader – let’s call her Carola – asked me the other day which dictonary she should use to be able to translate all the hiking language. Because when she put platypus into the translator she found out it’s an animal – das Schnabeltier. But what does this have to do with the hike???

Well, if you have any other questions, let me know! 😉