Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Yosemite Trip July 2008!

Mike in Yosemite - July 2008

Christelle, Mike, Jane, Kate, Ria, Anush
Yosemite - July 2008

So we went camping in Yosemite! (Well, sort-of.) Ria gave us a ride, because she's awesome like that. We hiked the 5+ miles to the Glen Aulin camp and arrived late in the evening. Thanks to our wonderful host Christelle, we enjoyed an impressive camp dinner of steak, potatoes, green beans and salad. We met Jane, Anush (and we can't forget the ranger...) there and had a great time hanging out with the whole crew.

We hiked out the next day after spending a fabulous morning viewing the area from several vantage points, sitting next to the beautiful waterfall, and eating a hearty breakfast. We were escorted part of the way back by our campy entourage who were transporting other hikers' backpacks to another camp about 8 miles away.

On the way back to Monterey, we got to see the Mariposa fire close up. It was burning its way across the mountainside just on the other side of the river from us on Highway 140.