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Monday, April 10, 2017

Yosemite: A Year Ago Today 2

Above, Yosemite Falls. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

One year ago today, I was in Yosemite National Park with my cat Sierra.

On this day, the rains began to taper off, which made the visit to the park more pleasant.

The day began with coffee inside The Beast. After coffee, I headed out to the shuttle stop up at the stables to wander around Yosemite Valley.

First I headed over to the Ahwahnee Hotel (now called the Majestic Yosemite Hotel due to the trademark lawsuit with Delaware North) for breakfast. I was given a nice window seat to enjoy the views while eating.

After breakfast, I headed out to the shuttle bus to go back into Yosemite Village. At the Village, I browsed around the general store for a while. After browsing a while, I took the shuttle to Yosemite Falls to take the walk to the base of the lower falls. It was an enjoyable, easy walk to the falls.

When I was done walking at the falls, I got back on the shuttle to go to the Visitor Center to see the exhibits there.

Then, I headed to a snack bar and had a cheeseburger for lunch.

After lunch, I then took the shuttle back to the campground to relax for the rest of the afternoon and prepare dinner.

After dinner, I headed on the shuttle back to the Ahwahnee to make use of their Wi-Fi. When I was done at the Ahwahnee, I headed back to camp for the night.

Above, Upper Yosemite Falls. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, Ahwahnee Hotel dining room. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, yours truly in the Ahwahnee dining room. 

Above, the Ahwahnee Hotel. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, the Ahwahnee Dining Room. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, detail of the Ahwahnee Hotel dining room ceiling. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, about to walk the Yosemite Falls trail. 

Above and below, the base of the Lower Yosemite Falls. Photos by Armand Vaquer.

Above, Lower Yosemite Falls. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, yours truly at Lower Yosemite Falls.

Above, Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, a bridge over Tenaya Creek. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, Half Dome shrouded in clouds. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

2 comments:

Chef Ellen Bryant said...

Beautiful shots..hope to go next.spring to Yosemite
.keep.posting I 💘.YOUR LIFE!

Armand Vaquer said...

Thank you, Chef Bryant! - A.

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