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My wife starts a new job at Gallo Wines Monday, as the head of quality.  I will be along after we sell the house in Minnesota.  I am already planning Yosemite day trips and short overnighters for the spring etc.  I am really looking forward to seeing the Yosemite waterfalls during the spring thaw.  I look forward to all that CA has to offer.
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Did you ever think that one day, your wife would become a Mythias....?

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Well, Modesto isn't the best, but there's no denying it's convenient to the mountains!

You don't have any kids I hope.  CA schools are in such trouble.


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What a coincidence. I am sitting here listening to an audible book of Muir's The Yosemite. It is proving to me that that man was fearless or insane, one or both. He describes crawling down a slippery rock case (too step to walk!) and then somehow getting into a ledge a few inches wide to scoot some 20ft closer to a waterfall shooting over the edge. Wait, what?

If you haven't read his books about the Sierra, it's a great intro to the area. So in advance, welcome to the mountains of California.

PS: Look what I found! The text is available online to read for free: http://tinyurl.com/d5sr4c4


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[quote=bp2go,Dec. 01 2012, 11:50 am]What a coincidence. I am sitting here listening to an audible book of Muir's The Yosemite. It is proving to me that that man was fearless or insane, one or both. He describes crawling down a slippery rock case (too step to walk!) and then somehow getting into a ledge a few inches wide to scoot some 20ft closer to a waterfall shooting over the edge. Wait, what?

If you haven't read his books about the Sierra, it's a great intro to the area. So in advance, welcome to the mountains of California.

PS: Look what I found! The text is available online to read for free: http://tinyurl.com/d5sr4c4
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Cool beans - yeah, you're right at the doorstep to not only Yosemite, but the entire Sierra Nevada - ain't no prettier place to backpack IMHO.  And for winter-time backpacking, you can head towards the coast (Henry Coe, Ventana, etc.)  That's the best thing about CA - the variety, and the year-round opportunity to go backpacking.

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What a coincidence. I am sitting here listening to an audible book of Muir's The Yosemite. It is proving to me that that man was fearless or insane, one or both. He describes crawling down a slippery rock case (too step to walk!) and then somehow getting into a ledge a few inches wide to scoot some 20ft closer to a waterfall shooting over the edge.

And doing it in leather-soled shoes.   Yikes!

Congratulations bumknees!
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You're only 12 or 13 hours from Jackson! Who needs Kahliphonia ahneeweigh?

In all seriousness you will indeed be at the doorstep of some of the greatest ground in the known Universe. Not far to the West is one of the Great Cities of the World with a coastal environment billions envy. Don't miss Big Basin Redwoods, Muir Woods, ALL OF IT.

The Sierras are indeed sensational. Enjoy man.


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What a coincidence. I am sitting here listening to an audible book of Muir's The Yosemite. It is proving to me that that man was fearless or insane, one or both. He describes crawling down a slippery rock case (too step to walk!) and then somehow getting into a ledge a few inches wide to scoot some 20ft closer to a waterfall shooting over the edge. Wait, what?

If you haven't read his books about the Sierra, it's a great intro to the area. So in advance, welcome to the mountains of California.

PS: Look what I found! The text is available online to read for free:http://tinyurl.com/d5sr4c4

Here's a place to get a free digital copy of 'The Yosemite'.

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Welcome to California!  (really...it's not as bad as you might've heard)

I you want a little more rural experience, look in the foothills east of town.  There are lots nice little nooks and crannys with rolling grassy hills and oak trees that are reasonable commuting distances.
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That's wonderful!  Sounds like a fantastic job -- in God's country!  :)

Will you be giving us tours at Gallo?  :D


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Welcome neighbor!  When you want to come to the beach, let me know!:)

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My wife starts a new job at Gallo Wines Monday, as the head of quality. I will be along after we sell the house in Minnesota. I am already planning Yosemite day trips and short overnighters for the spring etc. I am really looking forward to seeing the Yosemite waterfalls during the spring thaw. I look forward to all that CA has to offer.

Congratulations. If she needs a, er, full time taster I'm available.

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Yeah, most of Gallo's wines don't say Gallo on the label, and the quality is good. One of my favorite local wineries was recently bought by Gallo. Sounds like she has my dream job. And you will be really close to some great mountains. CA has a lot ot offer - enjoy!
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Yay! Welcome to CA!

At least you're not too far from San Francisco and Yosemite. City one way, mountains the other!

RebeccaD- I'm a product of CA public schools, and I like to think I turned out ok :)


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Wow, Yosemite is mind-blowing and to be that close is incredible. Make sure to add Clouds Rest to the head of the list of dayhikes (though maybe wait until July so you aren't wading through a cold outlet of Tenaya Lake). Just cool to look 4500 feet down into Tenaya Canyon from that arete .
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Yeah, me and my whole family included - most of us turned out rather well IMHO

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I enjoyed my years in CA immensely, and there are no prettier mountains than the High Sierra. Period. Winds come close, but Sierras get the edge due to the fact that you get very few summer thunderbumpers, unlike most ranges in the west.
Having said that, there is no denying that CA is going through a very rough patch right now. Time will tell if they can pull it out, or if they are headed over the cliff governmentally/fiscally.


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I don't know, they're saying Prop 30 will possibly create a budget surplus by 2014

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Yeah, me and my whole family included - most of us turned out rather well IMHO

Yah, I know. My boys are doing okay, too.  But I can't help worrying about the future.  Prop 30 is a band-aide. Of course, there are still lots of places with plenty of money, but most of us can't afford to live there (which is not a coincidence ).  I do have some hope that this election represented a shift to recognizing that education does have to be funded.

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Congrats and enjoy your new adventure...!!!

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