Monday, June 19, 2017

Father's Day Weekend - Camping in the Sierra's

We had a wonderful, and warm weekend camping at Summerdale campground just 30 min south of Yosemite Valley.   This is the closest campground to the south entrance to Yosemite without actually being in the park - and there were a gazillion people in the park this weekend!!

We left Friday night after a surprise visit and dinner with Captain Greg Ireland, who had a layover in San Jose!  Our plan Saturday morning was to head into Yosemite, but cars were backed up for miles waiting just to enter the gate.  Instead we did some jeeping up into the hills and found a manned fire lookout on Signal Peak!  The watchman was really nice and let us check out the tower and eat our lunch there.  Amazing views!
Sierra Nevada Mountains in the background
We found the watch tower!
Saturday afternoon was spent swimming in the creek at our campground.  It was COLD, but Zac and the kids didn't care.  They had the most fun playing in the waterfall!
Kyla going under the falls!
Keanan going under the falls!
On Sunday we got up a little earlier and made it into Yosemite!  There were so many people so we just spent a short time at Bridalveil Falls and starring up at El Capitan.  AMAZING!
Yosemite Valley behind us!
In the mist of Bridalveil Falls
Bridalveil Falls
El Capitan
Laying around in the valley meadow
Temps reached 105 on the way home so we had to stop for a swim to cool off.  The house was still over 90 when we got home at 8pm!!  We're in for a warm week!

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