FC: Yosemite Valley May 2013
1: After so many years of seeing images of the Yosemite Valley it was breathtaking to see the valley for real. Judd safely and adeptly drove us from Fresno to Yosemite, while the rest of us were packed into the back our little SUV. Family road trip!
2: We settled into our cozy mountain cabin. Hot tub, pool table, and a yoga loft made for comfy accommodations.
3: Dinner at the Ahwahnee Inn | Push harder Dad, you can do it!
4: An incredible dining room, name that tune with the piano man, and a great meal made for a memorable first night in Yosemite.
6: Hiking from Glacier Point to Sentinel Dome | Amazing!
9: We made Dad venture off trail with huge rewards. Waterfall views and the discovery of a new plant, the red Snowflower, made it worth the risk!
10: The Mariposa Groves and The Wawona Inn
11: Mom, the tree hugger.
12: We had a blast riding cruiser bikes from hike to hike on the valley floor.
13: Lunch at Mirror Lake and a steep hike to Vernal Falls. | Always on the phone... | Sibling march through the freezing cold water.
14: We were amazed watching the climbers on the rock as the sun was setting in the valley.
15: We headed to Tuolumne Meadows for our last big adventure, and an adventure it was. We did not really mean to lose mom and dad, but we did. We found them in the end, unharmed and over-hiked.
16: We thought we would make a rock cairn so no one else got as lost as we did!
17: Thank you Mom and Dad for your generosity, unconditional love and for sharing this incredible place with us. We love you!