This blog features a day by day recap of a backpacking trip in the Yosemite back country. The trip took place Sunday, September 11 through Friday, September 16. Specifically, our 48 mile route started at Sunrise trailhead near Tenaya Lake. The route took us up and over Clouds Rest, Half Dome, eventually following the Merced River up to Merced lake. From Merced Lake we climb over Vogelsang pass, followed Rafferty Creek trail to the John Muir Trail and Lyell Canyon and our terminus at Toulumne Meadows. Participants on the hike were myself(Will C), Jeff H, Kevin H (Jeff’s brother), and John H (my Cousin).