Category Archive: Yosemite

Whew! And a good night

Comfort and charm of the Ahwahnee Hotel coupled with delicious food and wines…

It seems that the altitude

got to their head, too, but didn’t impact their sense of balance. Champions at the core!

And now

the body is moved to the pyre.

Things are looking up

as we find ourselves farther downhill.

Another view of…

Half-Dome, in the distance. It is very weird indeed to see Half-Dome lower than us, even as we begin the descent of Mount Hoffman.

Group picture

Our only group picture is this one: from the top of Mount Hoffman, with… guess which chopped-off mountain in the distance behind my head?

Made it (quite some time later)

But, hey, we got there!

Mount Hoffman is right behind us

And that’s where we want to go, if we can manage the climb to the summit. The last few minutes will be quite hairy for some of us. There are no cables here,… Continue reading

The high altitude went to Michael’s head

Mount Hoffman

Ok, so: we drove 90 minutes to the Tenaya Lake area, preceding Tuolumne Meadows, and we walked a mile or two to May Lake. May Lake is beautiful: with its almost perfect round… Continue reading