It rained all day Sunday and Saturday was a training hike: 40 pounds in the backpack lugged to the top of Mission Peak. Didn’t take the camera and there wasn’t much to report on unless you want to hear about how sweaty things get when you double the weight in your pack.

We’re going to Yosemite in September, and I’m hoping to hike to the top of the Half Dome. It’s a 16-plus-mile round trip with something like 4500 feet of elevation gain. Should be some fun, though getting in shape for it will be, well, smelly.