Yosemite National Park


Posted by whalerho | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 19-10-2009

From our campground in June Lake,  we took a 2 hour drive to Yosemite National Park. Ken and I have both visited Yosemite years ago (Ken actually hiked Half Dome as a young lad) so we were both anxious to share this wonderful park with our kids. The Tioga pass had been closed due to the recent storm but it was cleared and open so we drove the pass  up and over the peak of 9950’. Down in the Yosemite Valley,  it was 81 degrees and the sun was strong. We took a hike to Yosemite Falls and it was amazing. Had we took a trip to Yosemite just one week earlier, the falls would have been but a trickle. The recent storm brought over five inches of rain and provided enough snow pack to feed the falls. We also visited the Ahwahnee Hotel which has a rich history of famous visitors. On our way out of the park, we stopped by the base of El Capitan and watched as several rock climbers make their ascent. It takes four days to hike up and down El Capitan so an overnight stop (hanging off the mountain) is required. Not something on my bucket list!  

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