Part two of our trip was in Yosemite National Park. It was gorgeous. I'd never seen mountains that tall before. The waterfalls were breathtaking. Here are my favorite pictures.
|View of two of the waterfalls we hiked past. Vernal Falls in the lower left and Nevada Falls higher right.|
|Shack Charlie made me sleep in. It wasn't that bad. It had electrictiy and|
wasn't cold. And I did not contract a fecal mouse virus and die so there's a plus.
|Swimming in the Merced River. Two days after we got home 2 people|
drowned here. We really dodged a bunch of terrible outcomes on this trip.
|The first part of our Half Dome experience. Vernal Falls.|
|Half Dome. Look closely on the left and you can see the line of people hiking up.|
They look like ants. I was so nervous knowing that in 30+ minutes I would be one of them.
|We made it! It felt like being on top of the world.|
|After the paralyzing fear of hiking up Half Dome was over, I could document what it was like going down, with less fear. Although my hand was still tightly gripping the cables as I took these pictures.|
|What I looked like the entire time.|
|Looking up. The pictures don't make it look as scary as it was.|
|More idiots, I mean people, climbing up.|
|Hiking back down Sub Dome was almost as scary as the cables. It was windy|
and there were all of these tiny steps carved into the rocks.
|Charlie didn't mind, but I was scared. It didn't help that my legs were super|
tired and my knees were still clacking together from fear.
|It was a super fun trip. We didn't die, or get divorced, which were legitimate|
fears I had. I would never hike Half Dome again, but I would go back to Yosemite
in the spring to see the waterfalls really rushing.
I hope you enjoyed the recap. If you've never been to the West Coast I'd recommend it.