Tales From The Camping House

Tales From The Camping House

Friday, May 31, 2013

Return to Yosemite Valley

We spent Wednesday morning moving our rig to a shadier place. Poor Jim, it took him a couple of hours to get a satellite signal. We have a mountain in front of us. He finally had to add more cable and run it out into the field behind us before he got a signal.

Later in the afternoon, our neighbor at the other spot came by to see if we wanted to come over for wine and Chicken Foot. Well, of course we would. :) We had a great time getting to know Debbie and Rudy. Thanks again, hope our paths cross again!

Thursday morning, we went back in to Yosemite Valley. We knew it was much easier to take the shuttle rather than battle the traffic and fight for parking places. Our destination was the hike to Mirror Lake.

We got off the shuttle and headed up the trail along this stream.

Once again, we had some pretty views.

Mirror Lake is not nearly as big as it once was, but I did get this reflection of the mountain in the lake. Later this summer, the water will dry up and there will only be the meadow.

We were getting hungry and thought this would be a good location for lunch.

I looked in the water and saw a delicate cobweb between the rock and water and the reflection of the web in the water.

We were on our way back when we had to stop for these horseback riders to pass. They have the right of way on the trails.

We took one more look of the scenery here before we boarded the shuttle back to the Visitor Center.

We were heading down the trail for a view of the Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls. On our way, we stopped at the museum and Indian village.

This was the chief's home.

Here is a view of the village.

We got turned around on the trail, but after a little detour we found the Lower Yosemite Falls.

We went to see the Upper Yosemite Falls and thought there must not be a vista where you can see both.

As we were walking away down the other side of the trail, Jim told me to turn around.

And there was the view we were looking for, both the Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls.

It looks like one falls, but there is a large pool by the rock in the middle, then the water falls down the Lower Falls. Spectacular!

We caught the shuttle heading back to the parking lot to head back to the rig. It was another fun day in the park.

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