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About perigrinatia

World traveler, Primary and ESL teacher, emerging writer

The End of The Grand Canyon of The Tuolumne Backpacking Trip

The Last Day and Conclusion We learn more about what is inside of ourselves when we push ourselves, or are pushed, out of our comfort zones.  I found out that washing socks in cold river water is not sufficient to … Continue reading

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Backpacking Continued, Days 3- 4

Pate Valley, Wednesday Evening after a refreshing dinner.  With our day of rest in question, we had a discussion about the pros and cons of staying at our campsite there and resting, as had been originally planned, or looking for … Continue reading

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Through the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne continued…

Before going on with the story here is a photographic interlude courtesy of Richard and others who kindly shared photos… This is from Tuolumne Meadows at the start when Julie was explaining about the high mountains and what grows at … Continue reading

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BACKPACKING THE GRAND CANYON OF THE TUOLUMNE RIVER (by a 50+ inexperienced backpacker) PART II

Wednesday I got going a little more slowly than others and was feeling the weight of that pack along with struggling to fight off insects swarming my face.  I thought they were mosquitos and so I took time to stop … Continue reading

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WILD-WILDERNESS WANDERING OF THE LITERAL BACKPACKING VARIETY – 30 MILES THROUGH THE GRAND CANYON OF THE TUOLUMNE RIVER – FROM TUOLUMNE MEADOWS TO WHITE WOLF CAMPGROUND

This trip was not for sissies.  Each day of the 5 day journey I faced new challenges, but always in the back of my mind loomed the greatest of them all: 3500 feet in 5 miles uphill. After a quick … Continue reading

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Following on from Ashland/Oregon, my No. 10 Favorite City, here is a review of one of the plays enjoyed during my visit in June

REVIEW OF: 12TH NIGHT, playing at THE OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 4.5 STARS One of the most popular plays being staged in Ashland this summer is the 1930s Hollywood version of 12th Night directed by Christopher Liam Moore being performed in the Angus Bowmer … Continue reading

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Number 10 of 10 Favorite Cities! Ashland, Oregon

Top Ten Cities No 10: Ashland Finally I have arrived at my Number 10 city.  There are many others out there which I considered writing about as they have captivated me such as Salzburg, Vienna, Krakow and Bath.  I would … Continue reading

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