Day 66 – Yosemite

June 28th
Miles: 926.6 to 942.5

Woke by the stream at 5:30 and hiked over Donahue pass there was some mi or snow and some marmots giving me the evil eye for being up so early.

Found the guys, they were just waking up and we hiked the rest of the way to Tuolumne Meadows, passing day hikers in jeans after we got closer.

We got there and got hamburgers and ice cream and promptly missed the last bus to Yosemite Valley so we decided to hitch.

We were not having much luck until this awesome girl stopped with a mini van thing and chatted us up for the majority of the trip down to Yosemite about her travels and anthropology, frogs and all kinds of stuff. Amazing woman, I am impressed and I am hard to impress. (Told her about this blog, hope she checks it out).

She dropped us off close and then we were quickly picked up by self proclaimed ‘single’ Alex from Shanghai who was a genuine horrible driver and we thought we might die.

Got in and got food.

We decided that restaurants in national parks need an “emergency” line for thru-hikers.

Found the backpacker camping spot and got our tents situated.

The wifi in Curry Village is straight up retarded. Nobody could get connected. It trashed two posts of mine here on WordPress (including this one)

Not always sure how I feel about Yosemite, on one hand it is weird seeing people in city fashions walking around and roads all over. On the other hand it is great to see the kids out here being introduced to nature instead of being put in front of an xbox or television.

We are here during a very very busy time though so it is a bit … ‘Disneyland of nature’ happening which is jarring for everyone after having the outdoors so much to ourselves for so long.

Almost feels like a city in the woods.

After this we have it all back though for a long long while … 1700 miles.

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