Yosemite Update | No Half Dome hike this time

I spent the first part of the week at Yosemite. It was a mellow few days as Mrs HD came along and we brought the wonderdog Yosey (as in Yosemite). Since you cannot have pets in the lodgings, we got a nice room at the Hotel Charlotte in Groveland.

Charlotte does take pets. Owners Jenn and Doug have remodeled the place and moved a few walls. They now have a bar with brew on tap. Hmm, might take a few customers from the Iron Door Saloon across the street.

Hunter Fire in distance

Hunter Fire in distance

Driving on 120 east of Oakdale , we could see the cloud of smoke from the Hunter Fire. It was 600 acres burned near Bear Valley, west of Mariposa. It’s 90% contained today.

Cruising slowly east of   we could see the evidence of the Rim Fire. Lots of black trees. But to be honest we could see green covering on the distant hills. So after 9 months, something is growing back.

Light green in the former forest

Light green in the former forest

On Tuesday the park was a ghost town. VERY pleasant. The hordes had left after their 3 day weekend.

Yosemite Falls from the Swinging Bridge

Yosemite Falls from the Swinging Bridge

The waterfalls are still doing good. Yosemite Falls was way less than usual this time of year, but it did have a decent flow. Vernal looked real good.  

That's not a bear - it's YOSEY!

That’s not a bear – it’s YOSEY!

Unrelated thought worth quoting: “The power of imagination makes us infinite.”

― John Muir

MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com

One Best Hike: Yosemite’s Half Dome

About Mr Half Dome - Rick Deutsch

Mr Half Dome. Has written the only half dome hiking guide, One Best Hike: Yosemite's Half Dome. Has hiked it 31 times to day. Lives in San Jose, CA Available for presentations. Carpe Diem Experience, LLC
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