Yosemite

Posted by: on Aug 5, 2012 | No Comments

As part of our one adventure per weekend policy, Ruth and I left the city for Yosemite this weekend. Stayed south of the park in a campground in the Sierra National Forest, but drove into the park on Saturday. We know we’re not quite in shape for Half Dome, but we initially considered doing a 14-mile Glacier Point loop as an alternative. But the 100 degree weather and our own inertia won out, and we ended up doing a lovely 7-mile loop off the Tioga road to Cathedral Lake.

On Sunday we woke late, on account of the copious cheap wine and smores cooked over the campfire. Swam in Bass Lake, had lunch in Mariposa, and then drove back to the bay. The air conditioner decided to quit in the hottest part of the central valley, but once we crested Altamont Pass, the cool bay breeze appeared to welcome us home.

Swimming in Tenaya Lake

Swimming in Tenaya Lake

Clouds approaching over Cathedral Peak

Clouds approaching over Cathedral Peak

Half Dome from Olmstead Point

Half Dome from Olmstead Point

Sunset from Tunnel View

Sunset from Tunnel View

Sunset and rain

Sunset and rain

Panorama from Tioga Road

Panorama from Tioga Road