Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Yosemite: Day 1

I think I should start by saying the Yosemite was probably my favorite part of this trip!

I wouldn't consider myself the outdoorsy type, not that I don't go outside or I'm not active, but Yosemite was easily one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. 

No picture you see will ever do the place justice.
It gives you a great idea, but when you are standing there with the massive trees and mountains, the bluest sky you've probably ever seen, and a nice cool breeze you would swear you were in Heaven.

Being the discount site junkie that I am I had found Kev and I a cabin deal for the Redwoods in Yosemite.
They rent out all different kinds of cabins, based on the number of people staying, some you can have pets in, some are more...rustic than others, etc. 
Kev and I picked out this cute little studio cabin and it was perfect.
The scenery was even better.

The first day Kev and I decided to kind of take it easy since we knew we were going to attempt to do the Half Dome hike in a day.
So we headed for Mariposa Grove, where all the Redwoods & Sequiaos are.
It has to be one of my favorite places. The sight of the trees and the smell. It was amazing!


The Fallen Tunnel Tree.

You can barely even see Kev in there!

Kev clearing our path lol.

This tree is called Faithful Couple.
It's two trees that fused together.
We thought it appropriate to get a picture since it was our anniversary trip!

Next we decided to drive it a bit and hit up Tunnel View.
It's just what it says it is. It's a Tunney View to some of the bigger sights in the park.
The mountains: El Capitan, Half Dome, the Cathedrals.

We decided to keep going into Yosemite Valley to figure out where we would be starting out hike the next day!
It would be pitch black so the more we knew ahead of time the better. 

Lastly we decided to catch the sunset at Glacier Point. 
We realized that it wasn't the true sunset, but it was the sun going behind some mountains so it was casts some great shadows into the valley, where we had just come from, below.

Quite the view of Half Dome.

Happy Monday!


Jamie said...

Wow. Gorgeous pictures!

Heidi Hopewell said...

This looks like such a fun trip!

Brooke said...

I love your pics! I've got to go to Yosemite!



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