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I was feeling a bit groggy after steak and beers but got up at 5.30 to go down and try and run the 18km loop of the Yosemite Valley floor. The sun was up and no people (a rarity in Yosemite in the summer!) but a great run.
I got back and we had another 'walker's’ breakfast and Sinead made up some packed lunches. The kids were excited about another walk and we headed back to the valley to try an ambitious one up to Vernal ...
... next morning after breakfast, we had planned to drive into Yosemite but found that the RV park we were staying at, was a good 2 hour drive away, oops! So after a change of plan, we decided to spend the first part of the morning doing some homework with the girls (we are finding time to squeeze it in!) before we headed to another little lake up the road for the afternoon. This little lake was about a short 20 minute walk away but we chose to ...
We woke up this morning and checked out, leaving a bag and the mandolin to pick up when we got back to San Francisco in a few days.
It was the first time we were up in time for breakfast, but we had to head straight off, so they gave us a takeaway cup for our coffee and a few donuts.
We walked a few blocks to the Hilton, which was the pickup location for our three day Yosemite tour.
We waited a bit then tried to find some more people from the group, and after ...
... natural beauty. It is very difficult to capture the massive heights of these mountains with a camera, yet all you want to do is take more! If hiking is your passion, this is THE place to be. There was one strenuous hike that left from Glacier Point (see the pics) and desended 3200 ft. Yikes!!
Wednesday we moved from exploring the granite beauty to visit the area of the park that is home to the giant Sequoia's!
... of everyone else. We had lunch at the top of the Dome with views of El Capitan and Half Dome.
Normally at this time of the day Denise is ready to head for home but she didn't want to waste the afternoon and suggested one more walk, so we detoured back into the valley to walk to Vernal Falls. First stop was to catch a bus to the trail head and while waiting Ann spied a shop and headed in for a banana, be patient there is a reason for this part of the ...