Sunday, September 7, 2008

Yosemite Hike

Ok, I'm behind! I know this! I'm a slacker!

I apologize. I've been a little preoccupied with a guy in Alaska. So shoot me!

A few weeks ago I went to Yosemite. It's been a few years since I've been. And although it was mid-August and the falls were all dried up, it was still beautiful.

And of course, I had my new baby with me to capture what I saw. And now I'm going to share a sampling of that with you!

2 of my hiking buddies, Devon and Adlena. Notice how wide eyed and bushy tailed they were? Fast forward 6 hours... not so wide eyed and bushy tailed.

Tamara and Devon examining the map of the trail we were trying to hike. I don't know how closely we really did follow that trail. I'm a bit skeptical.Umm, cool tree. Not sure what the point of this picture was.
Who knew that on our 15 mile hike, that was really closer to 10 miles, we'd run into a bamboo type plant.
Who can name this famous landmark? You win brownie points if you can! Who wants to climb it? Yea, ok, have fun. I'll be in the Awanhee sipping tea and reading the paper.
We stopped to rest about, um, 2/3s of the way through the hike. There was a nice little stream. The water was freezing. Of course, the shoes came off and I put my feet in the water. I'm going to guess it was about 23 degrees, but it was probably closer to 50 degrees.
Cool refreshing water. It was a toasty day. I was sweaty. I really wanted a shower. But alas, it would be hours before that would happen.
Look how clear that water is. We would have loved to sit on the beach side, but there was a couple already there. We probably disrupted their quiet time together. Oh well! Suckers!
So, by the time we ate lunch, it was almost 4pm. Some lunch that was, more like linner. Or would it be dunch.

Maybe luper. Or sunch.

All in all, it was a good day.

And the shuttle was my friend at the end of the day.

1 comment:

Mel said...

Ohhh...Yosemite. I miss it already! Looks like you 3 had lots of fun. That picture of half-dome is beautiful!! I just love to look at half-dome but I will totally be with you in the Awanhee while others hike away.