Sunday, May 20, 2012

Yosemite Valley

Dear Readers,

Last year in October, I went to Yosemite Valley to climb Half Dome, but we could not achieve it because we got dumped on by snow.  It was really hard to do, but we had a very big adventure.  We saw lots of little waterfalls and lots of big waterfalls such as Nevada Falls, Bridalveil Falls, Yosemite Falls and Vernal Falls. We saw many animals like the mule deer that can be found in my backyard and squirrels. Even a raccoon came into our tent. The raccoon came in the tent because it was pouring rain that night. When my dad, my friend, her dad, and I woke up we looked outside and there were puddles as large as ponds in front of our campsite.

After we settled into our campsite, my friend, Mckenzie and I got bored so we went bike riding around the whole area. It was really fun to ride through the huge puddles. It was like riding a horse through a lake. We once even had to take out the trash and tug it to the trash cans on our bikes.

While we were hiking up the trail head we saw the Merced River, but you could not swim in it because there is a strong current and at the end there is a waterfall. When we were up near the river we ate lunch. As we took off our back packs it felt like I was floating because the heaviness of it is flying away off our backs.

The day we got to the base of sub-dome was the first snowfall of the year, so we were not able to make it to the top because the granite was too slippery. It was really pretty and a bummer at the same time. It was so cold my toes felt like they were burning. The Merced River that ran along the campground was so beautiful because the trees looked like trees covered in sugar and the river to me seemed like a river of honey.

My dad and I at Vernal Falls. Photo by my friend's dad

My friend Mckenzie and her dad at Vernal Falls. Photo by my dad.

Me at Nevada Falls. It was so wet my dad made a poncho for me out of a garbage bag. Photo by my dad.

My friend and I eating our soup and trying to stay warm in our tent. Photo by my dad.

We woke up to the first snowfall of the season.  Photo by my dad.

My dad and I posing for a photo early in the morning. Photo by my friend's dad.

Top of Nevada Falls. Photo by my dad.

A view of Yosemite Falls from the valley floor. Photo by me.

A view of Yosemite Valley. You can't see Half Dome because it is covered by the clouds. Photo by my friend's dad.

Here are two photos of this mule deer. Photo by my dad.

Have you ever been on a camping adventure? 
If so, where?

Do you have any achievements you want to achieve?

Have you achieved anything in your life?