Day 111

Tuesday, September 13, 2005Oakhurst, CA
Mile 11914Health: ...Gone Tomorrow

We woke up early in order to get the most out of our relatively short time in Yosemite. The white morning light was filtering through the trees and down onto Keath in an alarmingly pretty way, which was a nice photographic start to the day. Our campground was surrounding by big, beautiful trees, which made it nice despite the extreme angle at which we had to park the van.

We drove into Yosemite Valley and were greeted with great, sunny weather, a blue sky and awesome scenery. We lollygagged a bit on the valley floor, wandering a meadow a bit aimlessly, just enjoying the sheer beauty of it all. We continued our scenic drive and saw some little water falls, but we were too late in the season to see Yosemite Falls in all its glory. This was particularly ironic since Ceridwen had had a photo of Yosemite falls on her computer desktop for months as a symbol of the trip. Ah well. The hugeness of the valley was scenic enough even without the falls, and it was kind of neat to see the stain that all those gallons of water made on the rocks.

After completing the loop on the valley floor, we drove up to Glacier Point and just stared in awe at the views of Half Dome and the valley from above. It was truly remarkable and we spent a lot of time sitting in the sun and ogling.

We left Yosemite in the late afternoon and drove to a nearby hotel to spend the night.