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May 26, 2009 - Yosemite

We have had to come to the Pub again to connect on the internet, but worth the drink while we are here. Saturday- We walked to Mirror Lake in Yosemite about 5 miles round trip,relaxing day otherwise. Fantastic scenery all around us in the National Park. Very busy as it was their Memorial Day. Sunday- We hiked to the Giant Sequoias they were huge as you can see with us beside them. It was about 5-6 miles round trip which is plenty long enough in this heat. Saw Pacific Dogwoods( Flowers) which looked lovely. The Butterflies were flying around...

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May 24, 2009 - Yosemite ( NO INTERNET)

Hi We travelled for nearly 6 hours to get to Groveland about 12 miles outside Yosemite National Park. It was a hair raising journey with the RV towing a car and bikes on the back. We were travelling up very steep mountains having to go over the other side of the road on the bends praying there was nothing coming the other way, sheer drops on the other side The roads were up and down for miles and miles and the only good thing the scenery was brilliant. The weather is still in the late 90's but it gets colder at night. We have been walking...

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May 15, 2009 - Up the excrement river in a vessel with no means of propulsion..

You may remember a brief mention of white water rafting in one of Louise's previous entries.. well today was the day! We could only get into the afternoon slot so we did some journal and had some lunch at the hostel before driving out to the Zephyr's rafting, we had seen it on the road about 30 minutes away on the Mercred river. Once there I bought a strap to keep my sunnies on, I had a couple of comments on them from the guys working there.. who were also wearing Oakley Highjinx's.. 3 of them.. turns out they had a team of Oakley reps on...

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May 14, 2009 - Upper Yosemite Falls

Today we (ok, I) had decided to do the Upper Yosemite Falls walk, which is a mere 3.5 miles up to the top of the Yosemite Falls... or so we thought! We had a wickid breakfast of Oatmeal, fruit, soya milk (Steve had yoghurt) and toast.. some well needed energy for our hike. First of all I have to tell you about our night's sleep last night... after all the moaning as we were falling asleep we finally dropped off. It was a big chilly and I kept moving over to Steve to warm me up, so much so that he woke up thinking the bed was tiny. He didn't...

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May 13, 2009 - Yosemite!

We were up early for brekkie, another freebie in the hotel, this time they had fruit.. mmmm. Steve decided to have a dip in the pool instead of shower, while I Skyped my Ma & Pa. (ok he did shower too) We can really feel the difference in temperature now, it's got that open the door and get hit by the heat feeling. We were back on the road by 10:30 and headed for Yosemite. I am getting a bit of withdrawal symptoms for some trees, so I'm really looking forward to this part. Especially the tent cabin.. hee hee! As we drove closer to Yosemite,...

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May 11, 2009 - Yosemite - Glaciar Point

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May 4, 2009 - Yosemite

Monday After breakfast, we drove down to Yosemite Valley and now we were really in Yosemite! Very beautiful with highly photographed sights like El Capitan and Half Dome. It turned out that there were campsites available in the valley campgrounds, so we were able to switch to North Pines and made a reservation for dinner at the Awahnee Hotel, the famous and expensive old lodge there. It was fantastic! Tuesday It turned out that there was a volunteer living in the campground with a barking little dog confined outdoors in a small open cage -...

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Apr 29, 2009 - Yosemite

Cath and I drove the 9 hours from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite not entirely sure of what to expect when we arrived there. It is so difficult to explain the site of Yosemite Valley when you first lay eyes on it especially after the barren desert of Death Valley. The highway into the Southern entrance passes through a tunnel in the mountain and as you exit you are lambasted with what can only be described as paradise! Waterfalls cascading off sheer granite cliffs, thousand-year-old Sequoia trees, crystal clear creeks and rivers,...

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Apr 23, 2009 - Reunion !

Arrived in Coarsegold Ca- a few miles out of Yosemite- yesterday afternoon. A much better trip than the day before. Shortly after we arrived at the campground, MaryJane and John, friends from Canyon Vistas, pulled in. We didn't think we would see each other again so soon but our delay in San Bernardino made us catch up with their itinerary. How wonderful! They had been hiking all day and were quite exhausted. I had started pizzaiola so I just added another can of tomatoes and we ate together. So good to catch up with their news. We decided...

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Apr 21, 2009 - Yosemite National Park, CA

Yosemite National Park in eastern/central CA is one of the nicest US parks and probably the most crowded. Camping in it with a 30'trailer is also difficult as they only have a couple of campgound spaces to fit big rigs and reservations are filled within minutes of it hitting the internet. Thus, we stayed outside the park, but found there had been a rock slide a year ago which detoured the road to our campground and limited it to rigs no longer than 45'. Well, we called the campground owner and he said "no problem" and to go anyway and when...

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Apr 16, 2009 - Travel day to Yosemite from Sonoma; touring around Yosemite

Travel from Sonoma to Yosemite Had to stop to look at Dragons Entering Yosemite Valley is just the start. Lots of beautiful scenery on the way there. The Ahwanee Hotel is impressive, including its outside lawns, outside dining, beautifully appointed and huge lounge area, and massive dining room. Yosemite was pretty impressive too. We did some short touring, but tomorrow will be the big day.

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Mar 21, 2009 - Yosemite

The photos tell the weather story!! Our entry to Yosemite NP was greeted with sunny, 60 degree weather. NP awe inspiring views continue to take our breath away-majestic mountains, inspirational valleys, cascading waterfalls with powerful sounds-all in one eyeballs view! After a looooong drive from Oregon, we were very happy to see Wally, Jill, & Miles. Aren't all campfire dinners dee-licious? A simple but filling meal was ready for them. Miles is as tall as Big Daddy! I guess 14 year old boys are supposed to grow. Surprise, surprise! Pull...

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