Mundane Mondays, Vol VI: Yosemite National Park

Monday, April 22, 2013

You know in cartoons where someone comes flying around the corner and skids to halt? On Friday Morgan literally ran into the room, overcome with excitement. He was so excited because there was a last minute vacancy at his favorite place to go camping, Yosemite National Park. I'm all for being spur of the moment and adventurous so off we went.

It was a really great time to be in Yosemite, the waterfalls were gushing like crazy from all the snow melt. It was hard to get pictures of them because they sprayed so much water everywhere, there was a mist any time you went near one.

Lots of hiking, we went on the Misty Trail and another one to the Merced Grove. The Misty Trail was really beautiful but the last steps up to the lake were dangerously slippery from, you guessed it, the waterfall.

Merced Grove on the other hand, was rather disappointing. Only a handful of redwoods, though they were spectacularly large.

It's funny, I lived in MN for most of my life and always saw deer. They were a nuisance there, always trampling our backyard at our old house, eating their way through the garden at my parents' farm and always a danger on dark nights if you were driving. There's something enchanting about deer that isn't afraid of people though. Maybe because it isn't running head first into my headlights. Or because its little nubbin antlers were covered in fuzzy velvet.

Big Foot Morgan makes a reappearance.

Of course, no camping trip was complete without a campfire and s'mores. I didn't feel guilty about this sugar laden treat since we just burned off hundreds of calories hiking. I like the marshmallows in my s'mores golden and the chocolate really melted (I uh, left the chocolate in the car under the sun on purpose) but like eating marshmallows by themselves thoroughly burnt.

All in all, a really nice beautiful national park. Highly recommend that you visit in your life time, if you haven't already! This makes six national parks that I've been to, my life's ambition is to visit all of them.

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