- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... Half Dome and El Capitan (the granite behemoths) and we enjoyed a short hike to Soda Springs but October isn't the time of year to see it at its best. We stayed at Tenaya Lodge just outside the NP and they had an outdoor kids pool with water canons - Cameron 'accidentally' hit Lara, soaking her book (Cameron later admitted he meant it). We had a good routine going for the 3 nights we were there: hit the pool at 5pm to get the last hour of sun and then into the ...
... tofu, rice noodles and all kinds of sauces. It turned out pretty good and was probably the most nutritious meal we had eaten in a while!
It was another exciting night of a movie and trying to sleep to the hippie songwriters downstairs so we treated ourselves to a bit of a lay in!
When we eventually got up the next day we headed back to the park on the main road that had opened back up that morning. We weren’t planning any hikes, ...
... at the bottom of a road, and when the bus pulled away it was quiet and hot. There were some cabins nearby, an empty looking holiday place, and then a road that led up into the yellow hills with alarming steepness. Well, no point standing around. I loaded myself up, very mule like, and trekked up the hill. Far out. It wasn’t far, but it was steep, and of course my damn ankle starts complaining as soon as we hit the bad part. I had ...
... our accommodation. Tunnel View lookout was the main stop on the way back and is quite a sight. The glacier carved valley stretches before you revealing the beautiful polished grant of El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridalveil Fall and the other key features spread out before you. We didn't see any climbers. Tunnel View lookout is best viewed in the afternoon sun.
On the way home we stopped at the local shops only to ...
... as they usually dry up in the summer.
We then take a tour and learn about the history of the park and how it came to be. We learn about Lincoln and Roosevelt and how they made the park a reality. Lincoln set aside the land sight unseen in the middle of the civil war based on a photo from tunnel view which you can see in the blog. Roosevelt made it a federal park after camping here with John Muir of Muir woods fame. He liked it so much he stayed a ...