TR-Dayhiking with a Tennessean.

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TR-Dayhiking with a Tennessean.

Post by brianA » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:02 pm

Got to show more of Yosemite to my friend from Nashville. It's an absolute blast hiking with him. His language keeps the trail conversation fascinating. You hear words like, y'all, good lord willin, cuz, t'other, god's country, and fixin. Of course, because of the heavy snow, we crossed a lot of cricks this year. I took him on familiar hikes, Mt. Watkins, and Spillway Lake, but also up Mariuolumne Dome near Cathedral Peak/Lake. One of the things I've never done in Yosemite is check out the mouth of Lower Cathedral Lake. It's pretty steep, but you can get down a couple of levels, and sit next to the many stair stepped falls. The fun part of this winter will be thinking about where to take him next summer. And where we can get a good mess o vittles.
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Post by windknot » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:39 pm

Thanks for the report! Love that view from below Lower Cathedral.
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Post by rlown » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:41 pm

Don't let yur friend set his sites on a Marmot. :) Purty sure they ain't tastey..

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Post by c9h13no3 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:18 pm

Just learned about Pywiack Cascade even though I've been to the area before. Thanks :)

And we Southerners don't all talk like that... course I will drop a y'all on occasion as the English language doesn't provide a plural "you".
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Post by giantbrookie » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:25 am

Nice photos. The outlet of Lower Cathedral has been one of my favorite short hikes for a very long time, although it is trickier to do when a lot of water is coming down the falls (but also more scenic). The view from that hike is exceptional, even for the most jaded High Sierra hiker.
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Post by mkbgdns » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:14 pm

c9h13no3--when I was in college, an fellow dishwasher we called Tex explained to me that "y'all" was singular, "all y'all" plural. regional variation?

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Post by c9h13no3 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:17 pm

mkbgdns wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:14 pm
c9h13no3--when I was in college, an fellow dishwasher we called Tex explained to me that "y'all" was singular, "all y'all" plural. regional variation?
It goes deep man.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You#Informal_plural_forms
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Post by Jimr » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:24 pm

I've always loved the Southern vernacular. Especially Cajun.
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