Exploring Yosemite Valley
One of my favorite things we did during our short stay in Yosemite was to take a long walk one evening through Yosemite Valley. Since few people were left in the park by that time, it was like we had traveled back in time to a less hectic era. The few people we encountered were relaxed and eager to share friendly, unhurried conversations.
- Tundra Trails
- On Sunday morning, I decided to drive up into the mountains not because the weather was good but because the weather was gloomy. My reasoning was that any day in the mountains is a beautiful day.
- Better Pictures
- I’ve been trying to get in shape in prepartion for some higher-elevation hikes that I’m hoping to tackle this summer. I feel like I have a lot of work to do just to restore my fitness to what it was last fall. My legs are stiff and weak after a long winter.
- Approaching Sky Pond
- After two weeks of work-related turmoil, I find myself in desperate need of a break. I take the day off and venture up to the Glacier Gorge area for a day of hiking. It being late June, I expect the trail to be snow covered at higher elevations.