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... from a hotel for excessive "entertaining". Several munchkins were rumoured to be involved. ( Just kidding about them, but not the blackball). The granite cliffs all over the park were absolutely stunning. A few of the tops were the imposing El Capitan, sentinel dome and half dome. Waterfalls are abundant, including Yosemite Falls which is the highest in North America at 2,425 ft.. The park has ...
... Veil Falls, we hiked about an hour in the HOT temperatures up to the base of the famous El Capitan. We hiked up to the Footstool Route ( 1-pitch, 5.4 ) located on the Southeast face of the base. We waited about 40 minutes for the route to go into the shade and cool down before we began climbing. While waiting around we did some math that if El Cap was Ben's height (5 ft 10 in), then climbing the Footstool route would be the equivalent of climbing the length of the big toe of ...
... the second rope).
This was go time. I had to climb fast so we could both get off the rock and out of danger. I let out a few surprised screams a few times while climbing when the thunder crashed right above me because it was so sudden and loud. It was a little scary. Right when I got to Ben at the bolts in the rock, it began to rain. We rappelled down quickly, conscious of the danger of the situation.
At the bottom, we packed up ...
... our big Yosemite day.
Day 2: we power up with cereal for brekkie and head out for the drive. It's a long drive there. It takes us 1 hour 15 mins to get to the entrance and another 45 mins to get to our first stop Glacier Point. The drive there is windy but stunning. Gorgeous landscape.
There are points along the way where we stop and appreciate what is sitting in front of us and to take happy snaps. There are lots of tourists here ...
... the Giant Tingles of Valley of the Giants on a different continent and a different order of plants.
Then it was back to our hotel. On the way we found out that Jewel, our waitress from the night before was Glen's grand daughter. An interesting 10 hour tour but perhaps we could have saved $200 and done it ourselves with the map provided by the Rangers at the entrance to the park.
Glen also told me that the reception people ...