Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller, Jacque Miller, Holly Miller, Shane Miller
Date: August 2009
One of the most beautiful parks we ever visited. Yosemite NP is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains known for its sequoia trees, scenic vistas, vast wilderness, waterfalls, hiking and rock climbing. We pulled off and got an excellent photo of Half Dome and El Capitan in the distance (Photo#1). We stayed at a motel just outside the park entrance. We drove into the park and hiked two miles on the Lower and Upper Pine Trails (Photo#3 & #4) and half mile on the Cook’s Meadow Loop Trail which gave us a panorama view of Yosemite Falls, Glacier Point and Half Dome. We then visited Yosemite Village, home of shops and restaurants where we enjoyed some delicious ice cream. Later that day Holly and I hiked up about 50% of the John Muir Trail to half dome, about 8 miles round trip passing Vernal Falls and Nevada Falls. We turned around and came back to make sure we were off the trail by dark. In the gift shop (Photo#5) Shane & Holly ran into several bears.