For the Labor Day weekend, I went fishing with the family in the mountains on the Carson. This would be my big skill test. I would be fishing alongside some experienced anglers. Chad, my woodsy son-in-law, like his father and brother, is a blue-blood dedicated lifelong fisherman with all the tackle and gear. He’s got favorite baits and river waits. His youngest boy, Jack at 13, has come to love the sport as well and excels at it.
This story picks up in Yosemite on the banks of a lake in the Ten Lakes Region 6.5 miles from Tioga Pass Road. I was out there with Susan and fellow Benicia senior retirees Bud Donaldson, Carl Kittrell, and Deb Kittrell. That was the evening of our first full day of primitive living. We had a busy day of fishing, exploring, and wood gathering. That evening we have a unified mission: eat a lot. Get rid of weight for the hike out. I contributed five trout to the effort.
Five of us in our 60s hiked the Yosemite backcountry and lived. I want to thank my hiking companions for their perseverance as I hiked with healed back injuries, a flat foot, and diastasis recti requiring me to wear a truss to hold in my gut in: my lovely wife Susan with her sciatica and foot-numbing neuropathy, my retired teaching buddy, Bud Donaldson with his two bad knees, Carl Kittrell with his missing toe and transplanted tendons, and Deb Kittrell, healthy as a filly and a retired nurse.
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