Saturday, July 16, 2011

June 2010 Vacation Cont'd: Yosemite-Day Two, Part Two: Mostly Waterfalls

After we left the Mariposa Grove, we headed back toward Yosemite Valley so that we could take the same pictures that at least 800,000 other people probably took that day!  But, hey, it's worth taking, especially when you have a beautiful clear day like we did.  This is the Tunnel View...view.

That's El Capitan on the left, Bridalveil Fall on the right, and Half Dome tucked away in the back.

Driving from Tunnel View back into Yosemite Valley, we saw a bear.
Hello, Mr. Bear!

And a bunch of other stunning sights...most of them waterfalls, apparently.  
Ribbon Fall from Southside Dr.

Bridalveil Fall from Southside Dr.

Yosemite Falls (Upper and Lower) (and lots of mosquitos) from Southside Dr.

Yosemite Falls from Lower Yosemite Fall Trail

Lower Yosemite Fall

Yosemite Creek

My "This is beautiful, but I'm about ready to go." face.

I don't think we got any pictures of Horsetail Fall, but if it had looked this this, we definitely would have! Wow.

And that concludes the Yosemite portion of our summer vacation.  From here we spent the night back in Mariposa, then got on the road to Sacremento to catch our return flight to HNL.  For a trip that was largely unlplanned, this turned out to be a great vacation. 
(If you're like me, you'll go crazy combing through this post, trying to figure out what point D corresponds to.  It doesn't correspond to anything.  I just had to put that in there as a waypoint to get my route to come out correctly.  I apologize for any distress this might have caused!)


Mike said...

Wow! You had a nice vacation here on the mainland. :)

I've never been to Yosemite, but I've always heard, and seen, great things about it.

Dreamybee said...

Yeah, for being such a largely unplanned trip, it went pretty well. Yosemite was stunning. As well as it comes off in pictures and video, it's even more spectacular in person; and as much as I hate people in my wilderness, I encourage EVERYONE to go at least once! LOL.

Meryl said...

I went to Yosemite several years ago--beautiful spot! Looks like you had a great time.

Dreamybee said...

We did--I'm so glad we decided to tack on this portion of the vacation.

Wendy said...

oh my gosh - how absolutely breathtaking! This is a spot we really want to visit someday (hopefully soon!)

Dreamybee said...

I guess the falls can dry up in the later summer months, which is hard to imagine, but I would definitely recommend trying to go when the falls are in full swing. Even if they weren't, it would still be pretty, I'm sure.