Well… at least the longest hike ever to me. I was SO excited! Maybe since I knew I could eat a lot after I was done . But first you gotta drive there. I love driving through tunnels! Am I the only one?
We finally make it to Yosemite Valley. It is breathtaking.
But the thought of seeing a bear didn’t exactly make me happy.
We went on the Mist Trail, which takes you to 2 water falls… Vernal & Nevada. Even before the falls there is tons of scenery to see.
I knew it was going to start to get tough, but it really hit me when I saw the huge winding stairs.
The 7 mile trail was supposed to take about 5 hours, so we stocked up with plenty of water and peanut butter sandwiches. But these little rascals wanted my food! As soon as they smell anything they are right up on you. I swear the squirrel on the rock above me was going to pounce on me ninja style to make me drop my sandwich. Luckily Jay scared it off.
After about 1 hour we made it to the first fall, Vernal Falls. It was spectacular!
It’s fed my the Emerald Pool. What a view!
Then we hiked, and hiked, and hiked. We HAD to make it to Nevada Falls. 1,800 feet and a lot of winding cliffs later, we got there. It was even more beautiful than Vernal.
Then we made the 3.5 mile trip back down a winding road. I felt good! But my legs felt VERY tired! That night I couldn’t even make it to True Blood. We both fell asleep around 8:30. Now that was a great nights sleep. This weekend, we are hitting the Redwoods! Do you like to hike?