Let’s wander to Yosemite National Park today! Part of my Topdeck trip I went on in 2015 was a trip to Yosemite; this was a trip after our Vegas adventure and before our San Francisco journey (which you can read here about).
Yosemite was the national park was the park I was looking forward to seeing the most because the way friend was describing it to me as this was the park she was too looking forward to seeing. It was winter, yet it was a pleasant day, the sun beaming and the blue sky, not many clouds in site all. I am more of a rain person, but this truly was the perfect day for a hike.
We started off as a group and then went our separate ways because there were different tracks we could take, a more intense one or a calmer easier one, I am not that sporty, except for my roller derby, I am very unbalanced and such, so I voted to go the easier track, my friend also wanted to the same so that made things easier, but we headed along with some of the people from our Topdeck group who too didn’t want the more intense track.
We took the track to Mirror Lake and what a beauty it was, the whole trail was amazing. The funniest thing though was being taught to clap every now and then and continually speak because there could be bears and also seeing a sign to watch out for mountain lions, as much as I love animals, I don’t want to be their food, so I am good if I don’t see one.
We were told that seeing a waterfall here is rare in winter, we were very luck to see it at this time of year, which was pretty cool, also these trees remind me of the Blair Witch Project, just saying.
Now we are entering the goal destination: Mirror Lake
When we finished marvelling the beautiful scenery my friend and I decided to continue, it just became us too, so we had be more cautious because were heading a bit deeper into the park, if we didn’t have a time limit I am sure we would have kept going, but we didn’t go too far though.
We also saw a Raccoon, but I didn’t take a photo because I didn’t want him to be startled, he was super cute! My friend kept trying to get him to go over but I was seriously like “No!” Because I heard they can be quite vicious, but it was so cute and chilled that it just begun waddling away because I actually think we annoyed him more, and he even like gave us a disappointing look when he was waddling away because he stopped and looked back at us and then continued on his merry way.
We decided to go back to the lodges and go get a hot chocolate and a piece of pie and unwind until we meet up with the rest of the group.
I loved Yosemite, and would love to go back some day.
For more information on Yosemite National Park, you can follow this link: http://www.travelyosemite.com/
All photos were taken by me.