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Up relatively early and back to the Buckmeadows Restaurant next door to the hotel for a super breakfast, making it two great meals out of two. Packed up our stuff and then headed into Yosemite National Park - only 15 minutes or so to the entrance into the park, but about an hour until we reached the bottom of Yosemite Valley, where everything is located. This drive is quite spectacular, however it is only a glimpse of what is to come. We were on ...
... became apparent that the heat of the day had given way to much cooler temperatures at night and so spent time searching for my sleeping bag to combat the chill. Added to this, the excitement and trepidation about the next day's hike and the temptation to go and view the promised meteor shower just before dawn (I didn't!) meant that sleep was difficult to come by.
So, since we were awake, and had already made plans to leave fairly early, we decided to ...
... fruity malt liquor drink for you Brits) and beer whilst playing endless games of cards, we were up early the next morning to see the Giant Sequoias at Mariposa Grove. These beastly trees used to be spread over the whole northern hemisphere, but are now found only in a few locations in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The oldest at Mariposa Grove is 1,800 years old, named Grizzly Giant, which is apt given his imposing girth and stature. We finished that day off with a stunning ...
On our way back we stopped at the Happy Isles Nature Center, then went on to catch the shuttle to the Valley Visitors' Center at Yosemite Village. We checked out the Ansel Adams Gallery and bought only note cards and some earrings.
At the Visitors' Center Theater we viewed the film "The Spirit of Yosemite," a very nice production.
Back at ...
... felt quite at ease with my position, dangling from a single strand high above the valley floor. And the realization of my comfort turned to elation. I hooted and hollered; at Ben, at Michael, even at the Upper Yosemite Falls itself. This was truly a unique experience!
Lindsey on Tyrolean, looking back at Upper Yosemite Falls
I looked over at Michael and could tell ...