Day 48 Valley of Eden

Trip Start Aug 25, 2010
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Trip End Oct 18, 2010


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Monday, October 11, 2010

Yosemite is one of the most popular national parks, with plenty of walks, accommodation, horse rides, rock climbing, school groups, etc. It must be hellishly busy in the peak season.

But the crowds don't detract from the awesome scenery. The Merced River cuts through a series of granite mountains, with waterfalls, wildlife and wicked views. We did a couple of walks- the second a trek up past 2 waterfalls, with an elevation gain of 1,000 ft. So three exhausted trekkers now!

We should sleep well in our heated tent, the most exciting accommodation of our holiday. Much roomier than we had imagined, 2 single beds and a double, one light and a whistle for attracting attention in the event of attack by mountain lion. All our food, drinks, toiletries and nappy bags are safely stowed into the bear locker as per instructions, although we didn't bother putting the car seat in as well!

A postscript. As we were preparing for bed, we had a knock on our door to say that our bear locker was open. Three raccoons had got in, and taken (of all things) an avocado, a box of chocolates, and a nappy bag. We retrieved the nappy bag, but there was only chocolate wrappers left of the rest.
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BdMR on

Talking in feet I see!
Trying to make 304.8m sound more impressive are we......

antonymgibson
antonymgibson on

Well it is around twelve thousand inches, so not insignificant!

BdMR on

Agreed.....a 30,480cm climb is not insignificant at all.

antonymgibson
antonymgibson on

At least we've been consistent. The walk was only 1.5 miles return, which sounds much shorter than 3km. But carrying 45lb of baby & backpack on my back...

BdMR on

Hasn't Toby got the life.....getting carried around Yosemite in the comfort of a MacPac!

Next he'll be expecting his porters to take him up Everest! :-)

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