Thursday, August 04, 2022

El Capitan

This is one of the two most recognized rock formations in Yosemite National Park (California, USA), El Capitan. I would wager that it's also the most climbed. I'm not a rock climber nor am I much of a hiker. I took these elevation photos from Taft and Glacier points on the south rim, both accessible by car with relatively short hikes from the parking lots.

El Capitan seen from Taft Point (I believe). Digitized color slide, August 1998.

Last night was not a good night for sleeping, at least not for me. The daytime high was up in the mid-30sC and it didn't cool off much at all when night fell. I tried sleeping downstairs (Ken did and said he slept pretty well), but I could not get comfortable on the couch. I ended up back in bed up in the loft by midnight, but continued to toss and turn most of the night. This morning, the temperature on the deck is 23.4ºC (about 74ºF). That's our highest low so far for this heat wave, and it's expected to climb back into the mid-30s again today.


  1. Ugggh. I hope you get some relief soon! Cool showers.

  2. I'm not a good sofa sleeper either. I rarely can get any sleep on a plane. Beds are "my thing". In that kind of heat I, too, toss and turn my pillow upside down for that cooler side!

  3. judy, it feels chilly this morning!

    mary, I have a hard time sleeping on planes, too. But I drop off easily in cars. Unless I'm driving...

  4. Have never been there. Wow! We're enjoying the teens and rain here... although SG isn't enjoying the rain.


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