Photo day again! (Funny how my "true stories of the wilderness" turned into photo days too. Hope no one objects to having fewer words to read).
So probably the two most famous US National Parks start with Y: Yellowstone (the first) and Yosemite (which came soon after). We have spent at least a little time in each park, mostly dayhiking rather than backpacking.
Yellowstone is a fine place for family outings.
Of course, some family members are more excited than others (apologies for the low-res scanned slide!)
And when humans get close to bison, they are well advised to keep something even larger between them. In this case, I'm not sure the compact car qualifies as "something larger."
Yellowstone Falls and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone:
All my geyser pictures, apparently, are slide, not digital. But we like mudpots, too!
In Yosemite, what you see can depend a lot on what time of year you go. This is Vernal Falls in June:
And this is Yosemite Falls in early October (before the winter rains begin):
The Tuolomne Meadows area in August:
And when you camp and hike with kids, their goals are not always your goals. Beneath all the grandeur that is the Yosemite Valley, they had other priorities.
|Yosemite Valley and Half Dome, plus a sword fight. What is it about boys and sticks, anyway?|