Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail: Day 66

Our moms and us standing at Glacier Point in front of World Famous Half-Dome

Maybe it were the countless Facetimes where they saw how skinny our faces are getting, maybe it was the interest to see the beauty that they have never seen before, or maybe it was simply missing each other after being away for several months – our number one fans came to visit, our Moms!

Our Campsite in Tuolumne Meadows

Serge and I were overly excited and could not wait to see them, squeeze them, show the beauty of the Sierras and give them the full blown camping experience. Our moms met us at Mammoth Lakes with their own tent, sleeping bags and 8lbs of BBQ prime ribs, 6 home made strombolis, 4 cans of condensed milk and tons and tons of other food. After being out on the trail for several months and especially through the physically challenging Sierra mountains – I have lost 15lb and Serge was down 25lb. Needless to say, when our moms left we were back to having a healthy glow and even what seemed to look like a thin layer of fat.

Kayaking on Mary Lake

We then took them kayaking on one of the Mammoth Lakes – Mary Lake. Serge’s mom went swimming literally in every lake we passed by, regardless of time of the day & how cold the water was.

Wild Willy’s Hot Spring

We took them to a few more strenuous hikes just to show what a day on the trail feels like for us. We also watched the sunset from one of the local natural hot springs. It was spectacular!

Milky Way arising over Twin Lakes Campground

Sunrise over Yosemite Valley

We spent 2 days in Yosemite National Park, exploring Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite Valley and checking out the giant Sequoia trees. At the end of our small reunion everyone was tired, emotionally excited and slowly digesting the experienced beauty. As one of my favorite quotes says – “Happiness is real only when shared”. This time we got to share it with the most significant persons of our lives, moms.