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Subject: Re: We won the lottery. Date: 3/6/2013 1:41 PM
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Thanks, Volucris.

I should have mentioned to those who are not hikers that the High Sierra loop in Yosemite NP is so popular that to reserve campsites, hikers have to participate in a lottery.

We're in pretty good shape on the equipment. We will have to upgrade our packs. We have daypacks and will need something that can handle at least 4 days with sleeping bags. Taking a trip to the nearby REI this week. We won't have to worry about carrying food; the cooking will be done by the campgrounds' staff.

Being lowlanders, we've built a few days of day hikes into the beginning of the trip to acclimate to the altitude. We've been hiking 3-6 miles a day and we'll begin bumping that up as the weather improves and the date of the trip (end of July) approaches. The altitudes will be in the 7-10,000 foot range so we figure the temps will be anywhere from freezing to the 80s F.

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