We had a grand adventure at Yosemite National Park in California. We arrived on a very crowded Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day Mom! The first thing we saw was lots of really big waterfalls.
Uncle Matt stopped at some near vistas and we got to see what names Yosemite Valley famous. The trees were a welcome break after weeks in the desert.
The waterfalls seemed to get bigger and bigger as we explored.
We visited the village area and checked out the museum and learned about Native Americans. I learned a lot about obsidian and tool making. It was cool that they used part of a deer antler to shape the obsidian! We also got to hold a real atl-atl.
Up next we hiked the Lower Falls Trail to the base of the waterfall. Matt and I braved the rocks a bit to explore closer. I worked on my Jurnion Ranger badge by cleaning up trash as we walked along.
Some people were nuts and walked right out to the raging waterfall and slippery rocks. We played it safe.
There were some slack liners over the upper falls but we couldn’t get a good photo of those nutty people. We looked a park relief map and saw how many hiking trails were in the park.
There were many trees down across a section of a smaller river. I begged to cross the river.
I made it all the way without falling in or even getting my shoes wet.
We took a trip out of the south entrance to see the Mariposa Groves aka Big Trees.
This is a giant grove of sequoia trees. They are very fat but not that tall.
I was tuckered a bit and lagged behind at my own pace for a long time.
Finally catching up at the Grizzly Giant. It was gigantic!
There is even a tree that people used to “drive” through with horse drawn carriages.
More Big Trees.
We earned ur Junior Ranger badges and patches.
The badges are made of WOOD! No plastic like the other parks.