As Robert Frost wrote "the woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep." There are resolutions of all sizes to be made across the country in the days to come. In little more than a week 2005 will be upon us. We'll pause to mark the passing of those who have gone before and resolve to do things we knew we should be doing but never got around to it. One of my public resolutions is to end my all-to-long absence from Tuolumne Meadows. I've been to the tops of much larger mountains than those found in Yosemite, but there is just something so special about the high country of the Sierra Nevada that is unmatched, even by the larger Rockies. So 2005 will be a time for continuing my homecoming.
It seems likely now that the trip will even include the bus.