Just the Facts
Today we started off with little sleep. Seems the roving ranger patrols in Little Yosemite Valley were kept busy last night with keeping the bears out of the campground. We could hear the ticking of their tracking devices get louder and closer together and then shouts of “bear” and the crack of a spray gun or from pellet shots. This went on half the night. Not exactly a wilderness experience but we will have more of that days ahead.
We got out of camp around 6:30am and headed up the hill. Made it to camp early today, around 2pm. We could keep going but would need to camp in the established area of Tolumne Meadows if we do. Our camp was at a beautiful lake, Upper Cathedral Lake, with towering glorious peaks around it. At least at 10,000 feet it was a little cooler. We got to clean up and stare across at “Cathedral Peak”. Man, it really looks like a cathedral. This is God’s country.