Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Checking out Yosemite

While in the California Sierras, we finally took the opportunity to visit Yosemite National Park. The park covers more than 750,000 (3 000 km2) and reaches across the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain chain. We were among the 3.7 million people or so who visit that park each year. We did it all in a couple of days, including of course the relatively small Yosemite Valley and watched climbers test their skills on El Capitan.

The views are spectacular and quite unique but require a lot of driving which we did without any problem. We'd like to return, take our time (perhaps up to a week) and yes, I want to climb the Half-Dome!

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