Yosemite blew our minds. Besides the famous Half Dome, Clyde and I really didn’t know what to expect from Yosemite—the indescribably beautiful scenery exceeded expectations!
For those keeping track, the Tetons are still Clyde’s favorite park, but Yosemite has overtaken Glacier for second favorite. Also, it’s around this time we caught ourselves saying this daily “I can see why people move to California.” The weather, views, and climate extremes are pretty awesome.
hiking to Mirror Lake, or what is Mirror Lake when there’s water in the spring and early summer.
freshly fallen granite rocks! This section of the trail recently re-opened after rock fall activity—these are the rocks.
Clyde standing in the dry Mirror Lake in Yosemite Valley
our snack spot in the lake
my Chiquita photo that made it onto their facebook page. :)
Clyde fixing his socks next to a giant rock
this was our FREEZING cold campsite at Porcupine Flat in Yosemite. We slept in the car, for fear of freezing to death in the tent (we have really cheap sleeping bags) and still froze. There was a thick layer of ice INSIDE the car windows when we woke up. Chilly night!
Latte Da coffee shop in Lee Vining where Beatrice had to get her tire plugged.
Clyde looking like a total hipster
the meaning of my birthday! totally on point.
Beatrice got that nail out of her tire.
Beautiful lake just outside Yosemite
Yosemite NP. our first, very poor, but hilarious attempt at a jumping photo
jumping photo at Yosemite!
5 shades of green.
teeth can be brushed anywhere!
that’s a small snow storm
this is how freezing water cracks rocks (according to clyde)
We slept at the Mariposa County Fair just outside of Yosemite. It was the most well-kept and multi-use fairground I’ve ever seen!