Highland House Bed & Breakfast
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHighland House Bed & Breakfast Mariposa
In the middle of the forest we found this B&B. It's a quite and beautiful place with very good breakfast. The owner was very helpful.
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... of blue cheese dressing and bear fear! Chris, as usual, slept like a hibernating bear.
Day 85 - Hiking the valley
We had an early start as there was a long day of hiking ahead of us. Alison had stocked up on supplies and so we enjoyed breakfast in the room before jumping in the car for the trip into Yosemite Valley.
As we drove down we discussed the day ahead... Did everyone have enough layers, water, food? How long was the route? Would we get eaten ...
... and the Nevada falls. No bears unfortunately but many fat squirrels. I sampled some of the local craft beer (was ok, got nothing on garage project though). We had a feast of fajitas for our last nights dinner and started a fire to make s'mores. They were pretty delish! Most of us were knackered so we went to bed early. I have actually found camping to be not too bad. Really glad I bought a decent sleeping bag because it has been pretty ...
... Yosemite was really nice but felt way more touristy than the Grand Canyon for some reason. We are probably prepared to drive anywhere now after all this race car driving practice in poor conditions. Note to self: clean bugs off windscreen before driving at dusk. Maybe I will suss how the national parks look during winter when I go back up to the US in Jan if they are open... Is easiest to just not watch when the other person is driving in the hills. That's what the sudoku book is ...
... the centres of the tree can be dead but the tree survives because the living parts of the tree are in the outer layers, hence the reason, you can see big holes in them and they survive.
The made our trek back to the valley floor where we were shown more highlights before the tour ended some 8 hours after we started. Then did a bit of walking around the Yosemite Village before driving to a couple of spots for sunset.
... which we have taken advantage of!
We have hiked the 'Mist Trail', which took us to 1000ft and was a strenuous 4 hour round trip to see the spectacular Vernal Fall. We have stood in awe of 'Half Dome' and 'El Capitan' and felt so insignificant against their shear size and magnitude. We have stood on top of 'Glacier Point' and marvelled at the valley floor, 7000 ft ...