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    Yosemite Trip with a Warbonnet Blackbird!

    YouTube - Eagle Peak Meadow 2011

    A short video showing our overnight trip from Yosemite Valley to Eagle Peak Meadow. We took the Upper Yosemite Falls trail along with hundreds of t-shirt and shorts wearing visitors on a very sunny and dusty trail. 20 yards past the path to the falls the snow was 3-7 feet deep and we saw only three people over the next 20 hours. There were no trail markings so we had to use a Garmin 305 watch (which shows long/lat) and map and compass to find our way. Each member of our party used a different shelter to product from the falling snow, rain and hail. We used a snow trench, a hammock (Warbonnet Blackbird) and a tent. The temperature was in the high 20s overnight and the hammock was very warm. I used a Marmot Never Summer 0 degree bag on top and a Yeti underquilt below. We used an esee-6 with my custom cocobolo scales to help make firewood out of dead and fallen wood. A MSR Dragonfly is shown melting snow.

    The video ends with a dramatic view over the falls! Thanks for watching!

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    Genuine Draft (girlfriend) and I started planning a trip to Yosemite for next summer last night. Thanks for posting this, it just gets me more motivated to go back. She has never been and it's been a very long time since I've been there. Beautiful place.
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    Beautiful video dude. That is for sure a place I need to hike. Thanks for sharing.

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    Hard to beat that lookout and veiw. Thanks for sharing
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    Absolutely beautiful! Such an amazing place. Definitely on my list of places to visit. You are lucky to get to experience this. Thanks for sharing!

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    ===> NICE hike and hang!!! Hope you like the WBBB! That looked like a *perfect* place for a B.A.S.E. Jump, or even a wingsuit 'proximity' jump! Thanks for sharing that!!
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    That is a great video. It reminds me of a snowshow trip we took to Dewey Point in february and another to Mariposa Grove in early April. The scenery is breathtaking!
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    Wow! What a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing.
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    Great to see another Blackbird in Yosemite!

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    Nice!! That last bit, with the view, made my stomach tighten a bit. Heh heh. Wow! What a view! I was in one of the valleys just to the East of you. It was a beauty of a couple of days, fer sure. Glad you guys got out for some fun!! And thanks for sharing it with the rest of us!

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