Meadow Creek Ranch Bed and Breakfast Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... Half Dome and El Capitan (the granite behemoths) and we enjoyed a short hike to Soda Springs but October isn't the time of year to see it at its best. We stayed at Tenaya Lodge just outside the NP and they had an outdoor kids pool with water canons - Cameron 'accidentally' hit Lara, soaking her book (Cameron later admitted he meant it). We had a good routine going for the 3 nights we were there: hit the pool at 5pm to get the last hour of sun and then into the ...
... our accommodation. Tunnel View lookout was the main stop on the way back and is quite a sight. The glacier carved valley stretches before you revealing the beautiful polished grant of El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridalveil Fall and the other key features spread out before you. We didn't see any climbers. Tunnel View lookout is best viewed in the afternoon sun.
On the way home we stopped at the local shops only to ...
... here) Unfortunately, our camera was unable to capture all this, due to the darkness.
Wildlife is abundant. Josh is very taken with the amount of squirrels running around and they are incredibly brazen. Ben has captured Blue Jays and deer but we are still waiting to have our first sighting of coyote and mountain lion!
So far, it has been like a Geography A'Level field trip! ...
... as they usually dry up in the summer.
We then take a tour and learn about the history of the park and how it came to be. We learn about Lincoln and Roosevelt and how they made the park a reality. Lincoln set aside the land sight unseen in the middle of the civil war based on a photo from tunnel view which you can see in the blog. Roosevelt made it a federal park after camping here with John Muir of Muir woods fame. He liked it so much he stayed a ...
... the main ones being Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall. It was a very steep hike which provided us with stunning views of the valley once we reached the top of Nevada Fall. During the hike we also saw other iconic attractions of this huge national park from afar such as Glacier Point and Half Dome. There were heaps of squirrels on the trail, especially where people were eating. One jumped on my lap while I was eating my lunch ...