Bears,camperbums n everythingelse Yosemite offered
Trip Start Aug 04, 2012
19Trip End Aug 24, 2012
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cnic knife attached to my thigh? Bring it on bears I’m equipped with a smart price picnic knife!
We started off the day with a picnic infested with wasps
After playing in the water we made our way to vernal falls which is situated up in the mountains of Yosemite. Having trekked the day before we weren’t really up for a long hike but after reading that the trail was short and suitable for wheelchairs and prams we thought EASY EASY EASY lets dooo it. After 3minutes into the walk it became apparent that yes the trail was flat for wheelchairs and prams but the fact you are walking at a 180degree angle up a cliff face might make pushing such things as a task. Luckily (or unluckily) rowan and elodie were being carried up to the top. I would like to say if anyone out there has actually pushed a wheelchair upto the falls you are a trooper because I would have had to tell the person to get up out the chair and wheel me to the top…..
I’m not joking when I say it was like walking up at a 180degree angle…it was the steepest hill EVER but the trek was worth it. Vernal falls was lovely and the water was streaming between boulders as large as houses. Unfortunately an hour before we reached the falls two little boys had drowned in the falls so whilst we were up there we could see search and rescue and a few upset people so it kind of took the shine off of the fall
Next up before we left Yosemite Park was to visit Glacier Point. Glacier point is the best view point in to see the full Yosemite Valley. It was breath taking looking out onto the valley bellow and seeing the waterfall we had previously visited in amongst all the trees and looking tiny in comparison. We walked round the viewpoint and thought we would stop in at the toilets before making the 4hr journey to Stockton. Well I know before I have mentioned camper bums and how campers toilets seem to attract camper bum, picture this……. A Unisex toilet, I say toilet but it was literally a whole in the ground…..with no flush because it literally was a whole into the forest floor 10ft beneath. The toilet literally was the definition of campers bum if I’ve ever seen one. So ive tried uploading a video of Nataalies experience in the campers bum toilet it’s too funny!
So camperbummed out our nuts we headed off on hour 4hr drive to Stockton. We didn’t arrive to well after 10.30 at night so decided to get a good old Mcdonalds. Being Mcdonalds number one employee I was interested to see the difference in an American Mcdoes. I had a strange chicken burger which was southernfried but with no sauce, in a hamburger bun and then three pickles ontop?!? Strange! I’m not sure pickles and chicken go but I was so hungry it went right down the hatch!
A beaut day in Yosemite, no bears were seen and we left with a car full of food intact…secretly I was hoping we would come back to the car park from our hike to see a bear riding our car roof!!!
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