Around the World, California, Hiking Cali: Yosemite, Big Sur + Beyond, USA

[Back to Yosemite – Yosemite, CA]

September 19, 2016

Sorry for the slowdown in content! I’m back and will hopefully be a little bit more prolific. I’ve been cooking a lot more which led to an unfortunate finger accident. Posting some belated photos of our camping trip to Yosemite. We did a similar trail/campground as last year but this time, I dragged my fiancee and two of my close friends from college. Unfortunately for everyone else, I had not eaten much and was hiking and camping with fewer motor skills. Thus, Ben carried my stuff. This was, as they call it a win, lose.

If you don’t want to scroll through this very long post, here is a poorly edited video:

 

Anyways, we made our way into the park

The drive in was sunny and hot, hot, hot

The drive in was sunny and hot, hot, hot

e made our way into the park

e made our way into the park

This was the pay-off getting into the park

This was the pay-off getting into the park

By the time we hit the parking lot - all of us were ready for a hike

By the time we hit the parking lot – all of us were ready for a hike

A few pictures and, we're off!

A few pictures and, we’re off!

Started at the top...

Started at the top…

Once we got into the park, things got a little rockier and we had to consult the map a few times. Eventually, we made it to our campsite and set up for the night. Halfway through Brian sawing some dead would for a fire, a buck came along confused by the sound. He circled us probably wondering why we were doing things so stupidly when we could eat leaves instead and then finally walked off.

Into the woods!

Into the woods!

The shade was much needed on a hot day

The shade was much needed on a hot day

Swimming hole, check!

Swimming hole, check!

And...over the river

And…over the river

Last look at Half Dome before the night

Last look at Half Dome before the night

Brian started a fire while I hid in the tent and swatted at mosquitos.

Brian started a fire while I hid in the tent and swatted at mosquitos.

We thought we were settled in for the night

We thought we were settled in for the night

Brian even had time to saw some wood...

Brian even had time to saw some wood…

Which attracted a new friend of course

Which attracted a new friend of course. Spoiler alert: he got bored after about ten minutes and never came back.

 

Ben made some delicious steak, it made me think maybe I could just live in the woods. Pull a Thoreau. Then I think, I watch a lot of Real Housewives and maybe I should go back and indulge in some Creme Brulee ice cream with a side of popcorn.

Anyways, here are a few photos from the walk back.

Hi ho, hi ho, it's back to the real world we go. i'm sorry that was really cheesy...

Hi ho, hi ho, it’s back to the real world we go. i’m sorry that was really cheesy…

Lots of packs

Lots of packs

Made it back to Glacier point where I drank about a gallon of water.

Made it back to Glacier point where I drank about a gallon of water.

Share with:

FacebookTwitterPinterestPocket


You Might Also Like

No Comments

Drop me a line!

Seo wordpress plugin by www.seowizard.org.