|Maple, Meadow, Yosemite 2011|
Maple again. On the return trip out, Mike went in front (for the first, and quite likely the last time in his equestrian career) and was thus able to get an uninterrupted view of the landscape. But going in front also meant not spacing-out, especially on the downhills, some of which were quite fearsome. (And, it turned out that Maple, although extremely competent, could not always figure out the correct direction to take, since some sections of the trail were not as self-evident as in the above shot.)
15 miles to the trailhead at Tuolumne Meadows: didn't get back until after 5:00 PM.