Thursday, August 07, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Not too far of a throwback this week. We're in September 2005 during my first trip back to the USA since moving to France. I spent the very last part of my trip with our friend Sue in California and we went camping in Yosemite for a couple of nights. We took a day-long hike up to Vernal Fall and back after which we rewarded ourselves with a couple glasses of wine at the Ahwahnee hotel.

Wine smoothed out the aches and pains of a day-long hike up steep trails.

Ken and I had been to Yosemite quite a lot while we lived in California, so this was not my first time there. We tent-camped up in the Crane Flat and Tuolumne Meadow campgrounds, stayed in a cabin down in the valley (and woke up to three feet of snow one morning), and went on a day trip or two (a long day from San Francisco). This was, however, the first time I stayed in a tent-cabin in the valley.

We stayed in one of these tent cabins.

9 comments:

  1. yosemite IS a gorgeous place. what are the tent-cabins like on the inside?

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  2. Nice photo of you. Tent cabins. Not so sure about them.

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  3. I have never seen those tent cabins before. Maybe they are comfortable.

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  4. Walt - who was it that took an American Prez to Yosemite to lobby it to become a national park. I know!!!!!
    One of the books I bought when living in SF was about this great man of the wilderness.

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    1. Leon

      From a documentary I watched two yrs ago, it seems that it was the naturalist John Muir and President Teddy Roosevelt:
      http://www.pbs.org/nationalparks/people/historical/muir/

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  5. Nine years counts for a throwback. I'd like to try one of those tent cabins sometime.

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  6. I've never been to Yosemite or Yellowstone or even the Grand Canyon. Shameful for an American, I think! I need to go! Great photos.

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  7. Those tent cabins look interesting. Last time we were in Yosemite was 2004 [but in a camper]. A great place :-)

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  8. So, you were sleeping in the past tents?

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