by Davis Vannasing
Wow.. Yosemite, where to start?
So Friday September 30th I packed my thing's and met up with Blake Smith so we can rally to Oakland together to meet Georges Siddiqi, and Liam Morgan. We arrived in Oakland around 4 and waited for an hour for Liam. After Liam arrived we went to Safeway to buy food for the trip and I realized I forgot my wallet... (blowing it). Thanks Georges for spotting me. Anyways we packed the car and were off to pick up another rad homie Joa Ladwig. Met Joa at In-n-Out by Manteca Waterslides, ate, and headed to Yosemite! When we got to the campgrounds around 10pm, we didn't make reservations for a site and just swooped one. After setting up camp and the fire we all relaxed, and got ready for the long day ahead. I also got Joa and Georges to take G-hits! The next morning October 1st, we packed up and left the park, but ended up paying for the site we stayed at. We all watched Liam slay Old Priest road, which I must say was the most shredding I have ever seen in person. After a few variety of roads killed, we decided to venture to the highlight of the trip, Tioga pass. We got there and the winds were epic, when I let go of my gloves they blew five car lengths away from me. After warming up to the road which is about 50mph+ the whole way, Liam and I filmed a run. That particular run rocks had fallen from the cliffs. Each time we descended the mountain it was filled with fear and smiles. After skating the mountain pass for about three hours we decided to set up camp by the river and head to Lee Vining for dinner. The next morning, we all woke up early, packed up, and headed up Tioga for some morning runs before saying good bye to the National Park. We were homeward bound but needed to make a couple of stops on the way home. 1. Someone had a sweet idea to visit a ghost town in the middle of nowhere, and we find out we had to pay to get in so we turned right around at the gates and headed back to the road. 2. Sonora pass, Liam got gnarly, Blake got artsy, Georges got pitted, Joa got scared. 3. Crab tree was fun as hell to watch the homies kill the hill. At the end of the day, we all headed our own ways back to reality. If you have never had the chance to visit the Sierras, do it. It will change your perspective on what the Earth has to offer. Lastly I would just like to thank Blake for getting this thing together, and Georges for renting the mini van which made the trip.