Nieces Coming Before Hitting the John Muir Trail!

We are headed to the airport in about 30 minutes to pick up our nieces coming from Austin, Texas.  This is Leslie and Haley Leatherwood and we are excited about their arrival.  They, brave duo that they are, are headed off to hike the John Muir Trail in Northern California.  They will be here for just a few days before flying over to Merced and then taking a bus to the trail head.

They called about a month ago and said they had entered the lottery for the trail (the Park Service limits the number of hikers) and they won! Needless to say, this was wonderful news for them and also for us since we get a visit before they head off to hike and camp their way through Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks. The trail goes for 210.4 miles with a serious climb in elevation.  It is considered one of the premier hiking trails in the United States and features High Sierra backcountry.  The only months the trail can be hiked are July – September.  Leslie and Haley are due to arrive on August 1st at the trail head.

Here is a link to learn more:

Of course, we’ll have lots of pictures this weekend of our visitors and the rest of our family. We’ll be gathering for several events over the next couple of days.

Here’s to women taking on challenges and having lots of fun.  I am excited to hear all about this trip. This is a dream of mine, as well.

Happy Friday evening.

We’ll talk again tomorrow.


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