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34610[John Muir Trail] Re: Sierra storms

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  • straw_marmot
    Aug 23, 2013
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      Oddly enough, the one at Vogelsang fizzled, nothing more than a few light showers. So unpredictable.


      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "Barbara Karagosian" <barbara@...> wrote:
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      > Gorgeous, thank you. That's quite a storm looming at Vogelsang.
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      > From: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com [mailto:johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com]
      > On Behalf Of straw_marmot
      > Sent: Friday, August 23, 2013 8:37 PM
      > To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [John Muir Trail] Re: Sierra storms
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      > All the photos from my recent jaunt around SE Yosemite / Ansel Adams are
      > here
      > https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0hhb70evzu8fvga/gKHmctAYqL
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      > Aside from rain and lightning, I had fun with the marmots. I spotted some
      > running around off a forest trail in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. They
      > disappeared, but when I wandered over I could see that their burrow was
      > under a large boulder, so I climbed up and sat on top the boulder very
      > quietly. After about 15 minutes a little head popped out and peered up at
      > me. Then another little head. Then much squeaking and murmuring... something
      > along the lines of "what's it doing up there?" "I don't know, but I'm not
      > going out" "You can't sit in here all day!" etc etc. There are a few
      > pictures of the little fellows near the beginning of the set.
      >
      > Ralph
      >
      > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:johnmuirtrail%40yahoogroups.com> , "scriv.ener" <jeffreyz212@>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Great story, Ralph. Tell another one.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:johnmuirtrail%40yahoogroups.com> , "straw_marmot" <ralphbge@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > ... I realized that things were getting bad. I found the best
      > > > spot I could for lightning safety at the bottom of a shallow
      > > > slope sheltered by a few bushes, got my tent up in what I
      > > > thought was heavy rain... then the REAL rain started. ...
      > >
      >
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