Penon Blanco Lookout
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We head straight to the creek/swimming hole and slowly walk in for our “showers”, however it’s freezing… like ice cold. It took some courage to dip straight under, but we both did it together and we were out of there within seconds haha, not the best “shower” I’ve ever had, but still refreshing. We head back and eat dinner and are feeling pretty tired so hang out in our tent, play charades until we fell asleep. ...
... the trail. We trekked up hills, through streams, and got to see some amazing sights as we went. A lot of the nature surrounding the trails undisturbed, we wandered through - all the time on the look out to see if we would be lucky enough to spot a bear! After a couple of hours, we reached the top of the valley and gave the horses a rest (and Nozza's legs - I don't think he's made for long rides! He swears to god that he won't be able to walk properly for ...
... the Mercad River.
We took some beers and walked down to the shore where we met up with the last couple from the group, Yohei and Satoko, from Japan, then jumped in the water with our drinks.
It was soooooo nice. The water was perfect and the sky was blue and it was such a picturesque setting.
We spent some time there as the afternoon grew long, and the sun started to head down towards the mountains.
When we were good and refreshed we headed back up to ...
Hiked-but not too strenuously.
Biked-through the meadow and around the valley. Really fun! Kids enjoyed it very much.
Swam-at the Curry Village swimming pool. 360 views of granite walls from pool!
Ate at Curry Village-pizza one night and meatloaf the next. Also ate at the Merced River one afternoon coming in though El Portal (had to get gas).
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This adventure starts in San Francisco: we visit the Zoo and start heading East towards Yosemite. Before leaving SF, we did stop at the beach there to put our feet in the water and carve our initials (JZ˛) into the sand like teenagers. Two oceans down, two more to go! (That newly labeled Southern ocean doesn't count. That's like saying there's only 8 planets or the Earth revolves around the Sun, which is complete ...