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... we reached the top of Glacier Point. We saw signposts leading to the four mike trail, reminding us that we could have taken the hiking trail from the valley floor, rather than taking the easy way up. However, with the state of our muscles we were glad of the break!
Once we gazed over the edge, we felt like we were cheating somehow. To be experiencing such incredible views for such a little effort (the views were accessible a 2 minute stroll from the car park!) felt like ...
... but finally understood the layout of the valleys.
Real bonus in seeing James TR, he works here when not guiding High Sierra walks andc was s tarting an astronomy session. Ruth and James have developed real hero worship- "Always worth listening to every word he says." (James) and "I reaaaally like James." (Ruth).
Ridiculously late we set off for John Muir Lodge in Kings Canyon/ Sequoia. Arrived 2345. Shattered but the sunset was worth it.
... over the meadow in good time and only had two rumbles of thunder- still unnerving.
We learnt about lots of trees, flowers, grasses and rocks but our favourite was the Jeffrey Pine also known as 'Gentle Jeffrey' because it's pine cones have in turning spikes. It also smells of vanilla which reminded us of ice-cream. We have officially become tree huggers to identify our favourite tree!
Arrived hot and sweaty to Vogelsang ...
... br> The final approach to Merced Camp was absolutely stunning with the Merced River making cascades over the granite.
Over the afternoon we had been smelling smoke from the forest fire and there was a noticeable haze in the air. When we made it to Merced High Sierra Camp they told us that the road from the end of Tuolomne Meadows to Yosemite Valley had been closed.
James TR did a talk on fire ...
... warns of chemicals that are in their cups and straws. The hotels warn of chemicals used in cleaning products. These warning signs are everywhere. But apparently there is no warning needed when you are driving up a mountain with a 1000 foot cliff to one side of the road. Oh, and there are no guardrails either. We are essentially a blowout away from death.
I can't decide if it would have been better to do this drive at night. At least then we ...