Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Yosemite


If there was any year to visit Yosemite this would be the one. With record snowfall throughout the Sierras the waterfalls and rivers are absolutely raging. I had never been to Yosemite before so it seemed like there was no better time than now to make my way there to see the majestic National Park with Mr. Cody Townsend. Since we didn't make campsite reservations like a year ago there was no way we were going to be able to stay in the park. Plus, Cody has this whole knee injury thing going on so hiking was out. Not a big deal, we camped at the entrance of Tioga Pass and made our way through the park in one whole day. WOW and uber-WOW pretty much sums up my experience in Yosemite. It's amazing. One of the best things to do, FYI, is to bring your cruiser bike with you. When you get to the valley don't bother driving all the way in and sit in traffic. Instead, park your car early on, pull out your bike, and take advantage of the bike trails that run all over the valley to see all the sites. It truly made for a exciting experience! Here are a few pictures attempting to capture the beauty of Yosemite.

Entering Yosemite from the eastern entrance






Entering Yosemite Valley with Bridalveil Falls and Merced River in view

Bridalveil Falls

Parmesan CHEESE!

Bridalveil Falls in force: the spray that was coming off the falls felt like we were in a misting room

A cute cub undisturbed by tourists, where's Mama bear?

Yosemite Falls

Biking to Half Dome

El Capitan on the left, Bridalveil Falls on the right


After a hot day in the sun down in the central valley, horns necessary