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Yosemite Songwriter Workshop
Jamming in the backcountry with Tim Bluhm, Steve Poltz and friends.
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At the stables dropping off the gear for the mules.

At the stables dropping off the gear for the mules.
When the mules are carrying your gear, bring it all!

When the mules are carrying your gear, bring it all!
Steve Poltz and Tim Bluhm. One of our song writing assignments was to write a song with the words "Dream House" in it.

Steve Poltz and Tim Bluhm. One of our song writing assignments was to write a song with the words "Dream House" in it.
About a mile in and Deano's blisters started bubbling... fortunately our guide, Jeff, had years of experience fixing fubar'ed feet.

About a mile in and Deano's blisters started bubbling… fortunately our guide, Jeff, had years of experience fixing fubar'ed feet.
Taking a break on the way to Lady Lake.

Taking a break on the way to Lady Lake.
(left to right) Fred, Nicki, Jeff, Deano, Ian and Ben.

(left to right) Fred, Nicki, Jeff, Deano, Ian and Ben.
Deano with the 5 layer stack of Dr Scholls... is that a record?

Deano with the 5 layer stack of Dr Scholls… is that a record?
View of Lady Lake from just below our camp. One of the warmest alpine lakes I have been in. Does it get any better?

View of Lady Lake from just below our camp. One of the warmest alpine lakes I have been in. Does it get any better?
Our guides Ian Elman and Jeff Zotz. These guys are pro!

Our guides Ian Elman and Jeff Zotz. These guys are pro!
Base camp.

Base camp.
Fred ("The Van Vactor Factor") playing guitar.

Fred ("The Van Vactor Factor") playing guitar.
Tim Bluhm... shaved off the beard... left the stash.. and ready to rock.

Tim Bluhm… shaved off the beard… left the stash.. and ready to rock.
Ben Ford, Steve Poltz and Fred Van Vactor.

Ben Ford, Steve Poltz and Fred Van Vactor.
Jorma and Steve Poltz.

Jorma and Steve Poltz.
My 2nd campsite.... I'll play you a song about the first campsite if you ask nicely.

My 2nd campsite…. I'll play you a song about the first campsite if you ask nicely.
Lady Lake

Lady Lake
Looking down at Lady Lake on the way to climb Madera Peak.

Looking down at Lady Lake on the way to climb Madera Peak.
Small lake at the top of the ridge... great swimming spot to cool down on the way to the top of Madera.

Small lake at the top of the ridge… great swimming spot to cool down on the way to the top of Madera.
Ridge above Lady Lake.

Ridge above Lady Lake.
Red granite below Madera Peak.

Red granite below Madera Peak.
Looking down at Lady Lake.

Looking down at Lady Lake.
Madera Peak summit.

Madera Peak summit.
Crazy clouds

Crazy clouds
Chittenden Lake... odd name, but a very sweet alpine lake.

Chittenden Lake… odd name, but a very sweet alpine lake.
Islands at Chittenden Lake.

Islands at Chittenden Lake.
Bluhm and friends back at base camp.

Bluhm and friends back at base camp.
Steve Poltz after a few cups of strong coffee.

Steve Poltz after a few cups of strong coffee.
Granite, sunshine and alpine lakes... what more do you want?

Granite, sunshine and alpine lakes… what more do you want?
Meghan rocking the 80's gear.

Meghan rocking the 80's gear.
Starting the day off strong with some pancakes.

Starting the day off strong with some pancakes.
Ian Elman... mad pancake flipping skillz.

Ian Elman… mad pancake flipping skillz.
Fred and Steve strolling back from a swim.

Fred and Steve strolling back from a swim.
Stanaford Lake.

Stanaford Lake.
Timo rockin' the guitar.

Timo rockin' the guitar.
Enjoying some views before heading back down.

Enjoying some views before heading back down.
Wildflowers...

Wildflowers…
Packers with our gear heading down the trail.

Packers with our gear heading down the trail.