The Yosemite National Park was one of those things that was already added to our list even before knowing the route, just like the Grand Canyon. We are neither athletic nor camping people but we do enjoy a lot a quiet and playful walk in the woods; hiking for us is more like what a little kid will do in the forest, casual walk and jumping up and down the trees :)
As we have already mentioned in the Mariposa post, a terrible fire was affecting the Yosemite park while we were there. It started a week before our flight to Los Angeles and was supposed to last to at least the beginnings of October. It was a horrible piece of news. When I was a little girl my grandparents had a house in the countryside and every summer a fire somehow was menacing the surroundings, I really can remember only one single time when we were really scared for an evacuation but every year a fire was near there, so I may be extra conscious (and scared) of them.
However we learnt that thanks to the excellent firemen work and the fact that the park is humongous (3000 km2 which is 761,268 acres) like 3 parts of it were exactly like nothing was happening. The only thing that was not so safe was following our initial route entering the park from the Mono Lake, but as Diana and Willie (our Mariposa hosts) pointed us showing us a Yosemite’s webcam, the rest of the park had bright blue skies. That put our minds at rest!
We finally visited Mariposa grove, the most impressive Sequoia’s forest, Tunnel view and hiked the Sentinel Dome a little peek that once on the top it gives 360º views of the park. The Bridalveil falls were also in our route. We had really not given much thought to it (city mice fault?), because obviously the falls were dry during the summer so not even a single drop of water to see ;)
Here is more true than ever, a picture speaks a thousand words, so we will leave you with them on the left side. Climb the trees with us!
** This post is part of our US road trip series **
We learnt that when a tree falls in the forest it is left there for regenerative purposes.
My not very hiking-like backpack.
Boys playing :)
Albert would make a good trapezist.
We saw an empty sequoia, and Albert was brave enough to explore it. Mostly spiderwebs and a very black hole he found :)
“Un palo! Un paalooo!” Sorry for the Spanish joke :) There is a popular ad right now on tv with a kid very excited when they parents give him a simple wood stick (“un palo” in Spanish) as a birthday present.
Tunnel view and the cutest park ranger, she wore hair braids.
Climbing uphill the Sentinel Dome.
Goofing around, weird in us right? ;)
My Helly Kitty sneakers were not so pink and white anymore, she needed a bath.
What a beautiful place. I really need to go there some time.
Spring must be a good time to visit Yosemite to (unlike us :p) be able to see the falls!
Un paratge preciós, i unes grans fotos també!!!
Merci Gerard! Tu que ets muntanyer ho disfrutaries molt! :)
Yei! Per fi una mica de verdor i arbres! Com dieu el que més impacta, a banda de les dimensions de tot plegat, que ja passats 10 dies ho veus com normal, és veure tots aquests arbres tirats pel terra, i molts d’ells amb parts cremades per petits incendis. Molt curiós.
Jejeje sí ja tocava canviar el taronja dels deserts pel verd ;) merci per comentar lo dels micro incendis, és veritat que ens va resultar molt sorprenent a tots.
Awww beautiful places and photos! Can’t wait for next episode :)
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Thanks Nadia!!! :) Next episode will be in San Francisco!
I absolutely love nature! You take the best photographs! Just lovely ;)
Oh! Thanks TJ!! :)
Aw! Hiking is one of my favorite activities. I love these pictures
:) thanks! we should definitely add more hiking in our adventures.
wow. beautiful beautiful place. i would love to go to yosemite one day. those fires can be so scary! i remember when we were in maui we couldn’t get to the other side of the island because of a brush fire. glad you got to go and take these lovely pictures! hat tip to fire fighters! :)
You should go to the park, Piri would love the Yosemite :) A fire blocking one part of the island looks very scary :S We also add our appreciation for fire fighters! Thanks for thinking about it Jane!
more adventure :)
The adventure will go now to San Francisco, less nature but awesome place as well :)
haha your pictures look SO fun, it must have been amazing walking through all that nature and seeing those huge trees. i love aimlessly hiking around, especially since im surrounded by cities all the time =P
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Sequoias are really impressive, but even knowing it, when you are there the feeling is so incredible! :)
eep! Postcard perfect pictures! I’m glad your Yosemite adventures weren’t cancelled and you got to have a lot of fun exploring. I have those exact hello kitty sneakers and mine are looking a little shabby but I’m a bit scared to wash them in case they fall apart or something :P So many favourite pics from this post but I think I especially like the couple shots! Ahhh I’m a romantic :)
p.s. lol @ that ad, so funny!
We have the same Hello Kitty sneakers! yei! :) I’m also very protective with them, just hand-washing they are never going to the washing machine.
Sad to hear about this fire, but at least you can still go there. I love this kind of forests even I’m not a hiker or camper as in the same situation with you :) Especially I wonder about Grand Canyon, I hope you took some pics over there as well.
I like the sense of your pics, they are always funny :)
Oh great to hear that! Sometimes we think that are the only ones not fitted as campers, hahaha. Although Yosemite was amazing, I think I still have my heart in the desert, it is a hard choice. Hugs!!
i am beyond jealous of this trip!!!! yosemite is on my bucket list and these pictures are just so lovely!
La última foto es……PRECIOSA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Guapaaaaaaaaaa
Meeerci guapiiiiii! és una de les meves preferides del viatge! :) :)
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