|Sunday, October 1
Aaaah. Sleeping in. A lazy breakfast and hanging around the campsite. Carol and Eric had said they would show up at 10 and we'd go hiking, so that was our plan.
|The morning was cold, but warmed up as soon as the sun came over the cliffs. Here I am deploying my solar panels. Aaaah.|
|Carol and Eric showed up a bit after 10, and (and Rey and Erica) drove about half a mile to the old stables, where the Tenaya Creek trail starts. It goes 2 1/2 miles out, crosses a bridge over Tenaya Creek, then comes back, and is a beautiful and easy hike. Which I needed, I was thrashed. Erica and Rey started out with us but turned back; naps were calling them. So Carol, Eric and I did the loop.|
Does a bear poop in the woods? Yes, it does.
|We hiked about 6 miles, and got back at 2:30 or so, and sat around and talked most of the afternoon. Then Carol and Eric had to go home, after a lovely afternoon together.|
|And what was everyone else doing while I was hiking? Diana hung out, mostly, but also got a beautiful picture of Half Dome in the evening sunlight.||Erica and Rey went back for naps, but took some pictures on the way.|
|And Todd and Sherry went around the Valley to see the sights, including Yosemite Falls. And Half Dome. Because wow, it was pretty.|
|Erica and Rey decided to pull out that night, since Rey had to be at work early the next day. Goodbye, Erica and Rey!|
|When it got completely dark, Todd got out some glow balls on ropes and swung them, and it was way cool!|
|Then Todd, Sherry and I went to the Ahwanee to do a night hike, which turned out to be about actually walking in the dark with no lights and how to do it safely. Interesting, but I think we were expecting a talk on stars or animals. But Yosemite was beautiful at night as well, and we came back to find that Diana had kept the fire going for us. A lovely evening.|