Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park Travel Blog› entry 12 of 79 › view all entries
June 8th, 2008 – by: zakw
After driving for a few hours... we entered Yosemite Park. Wow...we were blown away by it. When Mum learnt we were headed to Yosemite, she got a little excited and told me stories of sitting on top of Half Dome. I couldn't hand her bragging rights by visiting the park, and not equalling her efforts .. so given our short time frame to see the park, we ambitiously decided that we'd attempt the pinnacle of day hikes within Yosemite - Half Dome. We did a bit of reading as asked around about it. It was a 10-12 hour hike up 5000ft. We didn't really know what to expect as we hadn't done much hiking.
We made some lunch the day before, slept in a lodge an hour down the road, then got up at 4 am for our day's hiking.
We completed the hike in under 8 hours quite comfortably were chuffed with ourselves. A great day out, and an even better nights sleep afterwards!!!
Saturday, we checked out the Giant Sequioa's which were very impressive.... redwoods thousands of years old! then headed back to LA for a little R & R before we head to Mexico on Monday!!! Vamos a Mejico!!!!
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