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sstan

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Posted: 11/02/09 06:47pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is my first trip report so be kind.

We are empty nesters now. Rather than sit at home and contribute to the neighborhood kids tooth decay, we decided to hit the road for Halloween weekend. It’s been a few years since we have camped in the Yosemite Valley. When I found there were camping reservations available I pulled the trigger on one. We’re more into boon docking but in the Yosemite Valley that’s not an option.

Here we are approaching the valley at 5000 feet and the leaves are already turning.

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We found our site and setup camp

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The next morning we followed the river

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Beauty and the beast

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To Mirror Lake

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Hiking back

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There was always our chaperone

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Hiking below Half Dome

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Our Jack O’Lantern

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The first night a bear got into our ice chest. Luckily he didn’t drink beer. [emoticon] We’re not taking any chances this time. [emoticon]

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Saturday night, Halloween, was a full moon – trick or treat

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The next day we hit the trail to stretch our legs and make the most of our last day. The falls are flowing – a little.

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We stopped by the chapel

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Then one more Half Dome shot from the river (I just can’t get enough Half Dome)

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And finally El Capitan saying good bye.

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Then we head back home.

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Posted: 11/02/09 06:51pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great report! Beautiful scenery!


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Posted: 11/02/09 06:53pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for sharing, great pictures!


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Posted: 11/02/09 08:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Now you need to tell us how a bear got into your ice chest when it was locked in the bear proof box you are required to keep it in.[emoticon]


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Posted: 11/02/09 08:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So there you have it, your first trip report is excellent and pictures are great too. I would have never known if you hadn't told me. What a cool thing to do on Halloween. What were the temps like? That Half Dome is an awesome thing to see, I can tell looking at your pictures. I hope to see it myself someday. Thanks for the great post there Steve, u b good @ it bro!
Oh yeah, do I remember something about trick windows on your tc?

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Posted: 11/02/09 08:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Excellent job! Thanks for sharing! (Now that wasn't so bad, was it?)


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Posted: 11/02/09 08:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We visited in the spring... now we've seen it in the fall.

thanks, good job

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Posted: 11/02/09 08:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

whazoo wrote:

So there you have it, your first trip report is excellent and pictures are great too. I would have never known if you hadn't told me. What a cool thing to do on Halloween. What were the temps like? That Half Dome is an awesome thing to see, I can tell looking at your pictures. I hope to see it myself someday. Thanks for the great post there Steve, u b good @ it bro!
Oh yeah, do I remember something about trick windows on your tc?


Thanks Dave! It was in the low 30's there at night but got up to mid 60's daytime. Yes the dual pane windows worked great. No condensation at all. The wave 3 worked good too until it set off the CO monitor. Guess we'll have to experiment with how much venting it needs

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Posted: 11/02/09 08:55pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice photos & report - and glad to see someone else with a carved pumpkin and TC. It's cool how much the parks change with the seasons - I'd been to Glacier a lot of times growing up but seeing it in the fall is quite different. Hope to see Yosemite one of these days.....in any season.

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Posted: 11/02/09 09:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great trip report, I still can’t believe the record for climbing El Capitan is just over 2 and a half hours.

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