Our Trip To Yosemite

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Nifty-Chicken, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Beautiful pics! I love Yosemite.
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I want to dangle my feet in some cool running water about now--great pics!
  3. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    Thanks for all the nice comments! [​IMG]

    We were "car camping" for 3 nights. Our campsite and tent we reserved (it was the only one available) was right next to the bathrooms so, while convenient, it wasn't super private.

    Yosemite is super beautiful, but it feels too much like an amusement park than "camping". I don't think I'd like to go every year, but rather explore less populated parks / wilderness. It would be fun to visit every 4-7 years though.

    Oh, and while there were lots of reports of black bears going through the campsite every night and my in-laws seeing them a couple times, we never saw them.

    Overall a good trip, but it's great to be back!
  4. chicken_china_mom

    chicken_china_mom Crazy for Cochins

    Apr 24, 2009
    Tab, Indiana
    Wow, that waterfall is amazing! I've never been there, but I'd like to go someday. In that second picture, is that the same waterfall in the background that you and your family were sitting in front of in the first picture? Did you guys walk that distance? I'm just wondering how the little ones fared if you did walk it. At that age mine would have been begging to be carried, lol. Now they hike just fine. In fact, in April my friend and I took my kids hiking through a state park here in Indiana, and my kids happily hiked around 5 miles without a single complaint. It was great, and it's fabulous memories later on for the kids. Your kids will love looking back on these pictures later on.
  5. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    Nope, those were different waterfalls (there were huge ones all over the place). The first pic was at the "lower" part of Yosemite Falls .

    We didn't do a ton of hiking, but did a bit with some friends and their kids which helped distract our kids from realizing they really were hiking! [​IMG]
  6. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Quote:The bears were headed to your unguarded chicken coop back home! Nice pics Nifty - so nice to see everybody's smiling faces.
  7. patnjess

    patnjess Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    so jealous
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    Tuoloame Meadows is a great place to camp - alot more private than the more frequented campgrounds. Also camping in June Lake is a real treat, and a 90 minute drive to Yosemite. Let me know if you want more information. I used to live up that way and went to local lakes and Yosemite every year, almost as soon as Tioga pass opened.
  9. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    So pretty! Love the pictures!
  10. georgialee

    georgialee Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN

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