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Yosemite Conservancy’s Spring Forum

April 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Travel

AdventureBuddies Jayah and Bob traveled to Yosemite for Spring Forum, a yearly event hosted by the Yosemite Conservancy.   Spring Forum is a day of adventures, lectures, hikes and Yosemite experiences.  We taught 3 classes:

  • Using POLES for Hiking & Outdoor Exercise – with a hike to Lower Yosemite Falls
  • Fitness for the Trail (keeping people OUTSIDE)
  • Using POLES for Balance & Mobility

Here are some photos of the day:  (be sure to click on the first one especially, then hit the back button to return to post) 🙂

On the way up we were in awe at the orange hillsides covered with California Golden Poppies.  We got up there a day early and hiked to the top of Yosemite Falls.    This is a hike where we DEEPLY appreciate our trekking poles.  Hiking up the rocky terrain we were able to get WAY more power.  Plus, being at sea level the day before, we needed all the help we could get 🙂   The downhill was significantly easier with our “extra legs.”   We were careful to put our feet, when possible, on flat surfaces as that type of terrain is real ankle twister.

The day of Spring Forum was unique for me.  Growing up in Florida and living in CA, I’ve not seen much snow.  That day went from bright to overcast to sunny to windy to gentle rain to FULL ON SNOW that blanketed everything in sight.  Roads were closed.  People were either putting on chains or wondering what to do.  We were playing 🙂  Hope to see you OTT (on the trail)!


3 Responses to “Yosemite Conservancy’s Spring Forum”
  1. Barbara says:

    You really did get all the weather!
    Thanks for all your useful info on Saturday at Spinglake park. I am looking forward to getting my poles and using them on Saturday or before if they come sooner!
    Have fun hiking! Fondly, Barbara Frisch-Klopper. Santa Rosa

  2. Cindy says:

    AMAZING photos!!! Thanks so much for posting them.