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Cold, Rain and Snow in Yosemite

Thursday, April 19, 2007

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Another cold morning in Yosemite Valley, so of course the heater stopped in the early morning hours and it’s 50 degrees inside. BUT I am prepared for the cold and hop out of bed with my clothes already on, put on my winter coat, hat and gloves and head to Curry Village for coffee and heated restrooms :-)

The day is cold and damp, so we decide to take a ride in the warm truck to Hetch Hetchie Reservoir. On the way through the valley we pass a herd of deer:

We stop at Bridalveil Falls on the way out of the valley and I DROP MY CAMERA. Yep, I broke another camera!!! It only dropped a few feet and landed on the soft dirt, but it no longer works. So no picture of the falls or anything else today.

As we travel up in altitude, the rain turns into snow. We stop at the gift shop on the way to Hetch Hetchie and I buy a warm sweatshirt and a disposable camera. We continue onto Hetch Hetchie Reservoir and then take a walk across the top of the dam and along the lake. After about 30 minutes, Joe and I get cold – it’s probably around 40 degrees and drizzling at this point, so we return to the truck for the drive back.

The weather report is cold with rain/snow for the next few days (4-8 inches snow Saturday night), so we decide to leave Yosemite tomorrow morning. Jere packs up the bikes in the rain and then we plan to just honker down in the RV for the night. But Joe and I decide to take a short walk and then end up riding around on the shuttle for about an hour, enjoying the last night at Yosemite in the warm dry heated bus :-)

Posted by jengelman 08:22 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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