Wednesday, May 25, 2011

the end of Yosemite

Our last morning, I took the kids on a walk so Chris could clean up camp and load the car without distraction. We found a fun rocky beach on the river and had fun skipping rocks across.

We drove to see some of the things we didn't get to hike near, like El Capitan. We saw some cool views of the valley and said goodbye.

We stopped at Tunnel View on our way south to Wawona to see the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoia trees.

Our first close look at a giant sequoia. Pretty big, and quite amazing.

The Grizzly Giant has a sign that said the big branches near the top of the tree are bigger than the trunks of any other tree you could see nearby.

Alec reeeeeeally wanted to see the tree that we could walk through. All the way up the shuttle bus and while we were hiking, it was the only thing that he talked about. I wasn't positive they would still let us walk through it, since I wasn't expecting all the fences surrounding the trees preventing anyone from getting close. We were all very relieved when we found out we could still walk through the California Tunnel tree.

This concludes our trip to Yosemite. It was very memorable and makes me want to go back again. (maybe sometime when we don't have to camp in snow and rain).


brittany said...

That looks like it was so fun. Yall are so brave. I am glad you had such a great time.

Katie B. said...

Yaay! I would want to walk through the tree tunnel, too, if I had a choice. :)