Although we were at the airport bright and early Monday, our flight into San Francisco was delayed. Alas. We finally arrived and rented a car and drove to Yosemite National Park, where we hiked much of the next day. At 2,425 feet, the Yosemite Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in the US and we hiked around the bottom part of it. The rocks seemed a bit treacherous and I was scared to let Tom wade around too much. There were signs that said people had been swept away by the currents!
Yosemite was established as a state park in 1864, under Abraham Lincoln and became a National Park in 1906, under Theodore Roosevelt, who had camped there with John Muir in May of 1903. (For those keeping track, it’s “Park Place” on the National Parks Monopoly.) It’s really beautiful and we wandered around lots of lovely scenery.
We went over to Mirror Lake (which is more of a meadow this time of year) and crossed the shallows with the cliffs looming all around us. We later did the Mist Hike, which almost did us in! We did not take the warning about bringing enough water seriously enough and Dan and I had to leave our party behind and venture to the water source. The national parks are fantastic about supplying free water at certain locations but we came from the wrong side and missed it!
July 6 - 8 Nevada - Las Vegas & Hoover Dam
July 8 - 9, Utah - Zion & Bryce National Parks
July 10, Arizona - Antelope, Horseshoe Bend, Little Colorado
July 10, Grand Canyon Desert View & Sunset
July 11, Grand Canyon South Rim & Bright Angel Trail
July 12, Rafting in the Grand Canyon & Helicopter Ride
July 13, Palm Springs & Pee Wee
July 14 - 17, Los Angeles
July 19, Yosemite
July 20 - 22, San Francisco
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