Saturday, January 7, 2012

September 11 2011; Yosemite Valley

We had site 402 in the North Pines Campground. It was spacious, neat, and within a stones throw of the Merced River.

It was the 10th anniversary off 9/11.

All food, cosmetics, or anything with a scent has to be put in the bear box. They have to change the latching system every few years because the bears learn how to open them.

In July three hikers were washed over Vernal Falls. At the time we hiked up, one body had been found, The other two were found in November after the river receded. It was an odd feeling to know they were there among those boulders.

Elaine's childhood friend, Joe, drove up from Murphys, California to spend the day with us.

When Elaine and I were hiking earlier in the day the temp was in the 80's. Thunderstorms came through and the temperature dropped. When we got up to Glacier Point it was sleeting and the National Park Service was salting the roads.

Half Dome from Glacier Point

Half Dome and Vernal Falls, we hiked up to the falls earlier in the day.

El Capitan, I hope there weren't any climbers on it when the storm came through.

Bridal Veil Falls

Elaine and I stopped by Camp Curry to use the Wi-Fi. Elaine just had to sit on the stump bench.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful pictures! Not sure how much I like the idea of having bear boxes, though. Seems like they might have "figured out" how the doors on RVs work over the years, too! Yikes! Enjoying your trip pics. Thanks for sharing them.