Yosemite 1983


Kirk took time out from his touring to pick me up in Long Beach, drive me up to Yosemite for two days and then shuttle me back to Bakersfield to rejoin the family. Everyone should have a friend like this! We camped first in Wawona, then it was on to the Valley to hike the Mist Trail to Nevada Fall. After camping in the valley, the next day we hiked around Mirror Lake and the valley floor. Yosemite was just coming alive after a record snowfall and there was water everywhere. I have to admit, I didn’t know much about Yosemite at the time, but I sure did after this.

© Jeff Mangold 2012