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... to take us to the start of the trail. Just as we jumped off the bus to start our walk, we bumped into a girl called Nadia who was dressed almost identically to Ness – what are the chances!!
The walk to Mirror Lake was beautiful, tracking the river that runs along the foot of the huge granite mountains towering above us.
When we reached Mirror Lake it ...
... but long enough for us to realise we were now far from the elegant Monterey coastline!
The Yosemite area is beautiful. As we made our way to the Evergreen Lodge where we would be staying, we commented on how lush and green the land was. The forest fires had also left their mark, leaving behind large patches of skeletal, blackened trees.
When we finally arrived around 6pm, we stepped out the car and into the rain... We were surprised at the drop in ...
... headed down the mountain. In fact, I saw a few hovering in different areas of the wilderness on the drive - in the same day. I wonder what they charge to rescue the dumb-ass hanging over a clearly marked guardrail to get a picture, when he falls into a ravine?
So we get to Wowona which is the other end of the park, and its a little 3 building village complete with grocery, hotel, gas and golfcourse - reminded me of ...
Today has been the real highlight of the trip for me. After another early morning we headed from our campsite to the Yosemite valley. Our first stop was the Mariposa grove where we checked out the giant sequoia trees. They were absolutely enormous! Something interesting about them is that they need fire in order to reproduce. We hiked around for about an hour looking at all the different ones and taking pictures. We even saw some elk and ...
... look at, but considering most people were still in shorts from hiking, the picture taking didn't last very long at all.
It rained all the way back to camp, and when we got there, most tents had had some water damage - although nothing near as bad as in Carlsbad. Kate was awesome, and so organised for those who wanted it, the use of some cabins for the night. Jess, Sam, Emma and Ben stayed in tents, while the rest of us chose to pay the extra $10 and upgrade to ...