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... them out of the woods?
Our picnic was delicious but couldn’t have been that good because no bears turned up! After lunch we split up as Ness and I wanted to do the Mirror Lake walk whilst my parents opted for a meander towards Vernal Falls.
Parking is limited in the park, so Ness and I took advantage of the free shuttle bus that operates in a loop around ...
Day 84 - Drive to Yosemite
It was a relaxed start to the day; we had a bit of a lie in, made the most of having a kitchen and cooked poached eggs, and then pottered around the place packing up. Alison and David popped to the shops to pick up supplies for Yosemite and we assembled some scrumptiouso goats cheese and smoked salmon bagels for a picnic lunch.
It was a long days drive (big pat on the back for Driver-in-Chief David) from Monterey to Yosemite but ...
... a white knuckle drive it would be to get up there. The dam was massive and of course there is a great story behind it but ultimately, it allows San Francisco residents to get clean water. Moon and I hiked up an outcropping of rocks and were nearly killed by a 6lb pinecone with knives on the tips!
Back toward the West entrance of Yosemite we go!
The surrounding forest is much like Oregon in many ...
We arrived back in Las Vegas last night after driving back from the Grand Canyon. This was to be a quick stop before heading upto Yosemite.
We stayed at the Stratosphere which is still on the main strip but not amongst all the big hotel/casinos. We had tea in the hotel then went up the tower which is 103 stories high I think & has an amazing view of Vegas from the top. It also has some crazy rides up there which even just ...
... Also just after Vernal Falls, the paths are sandy and/or rocky, the second half of the trek is practically just rocks, and I found myself climbing using all fours just to get to the top! I actually had a really fun time though, and it felt great to be outdoors and moving around, rather than sitting in a van all day. The views were also pretty spectacular too!!
We had a little photo and snack break when we reached the top of Nevada Falls, before starting down ...
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