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Very COLD in the Valley

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

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This is going to sound disgusting to some people (unless you have camped in the cold), but I wore my clothes to bed last night anticipating that our heater would stop running sometime over night. And the heater did stop, but I was prepared—I hop out of bed and put on my winter coat/hat/gloves and go for a walk. They are predicting a high of 45 degrees today so we figured it was going to be below freezing last night. Our propane heater uses a battery-powered fan to circulate the hot air. The problem is if the heater/fan run too much overnight, the battery gets low and then the fan/heater stop. It happened the night before also, BUT this morning I’m prepared. It was early so I went for a walk over to Curry Village to use their heated restroom with hot water and grab some coffee. I come out of the coffee shop and it is flurrying snowflakes!!! So I drink my coffee in the snowflakes enjoying the incredible view of the valley. The one end of the valley has snow/ice on the granite and is especially beautiful this morning.

We go for a bike ride after breakfast and see a coyote at the entrance to the campground.
We continue our bikeride to Curry Village and Yosemite Village. It continues to flurry off and on, and we are bundled up!

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By 3pm, I’m really cold so I come back to the trailer while Jere and Joe continue to bike. Within an hour Jere and Joe are also back and building a campfire. It was in the low 40s all day. Brrrr….

Posted by jengelman 09:59 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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