On the way down into the Yosemite Valley
That's Rory on the left, me in the middle, and Tedd on the right.
A nice view of Half Dome about half an hour before sunset.
We parked in the Curry Village lot and I went to figure out about our first night accommodations. We had a campsite reserved for Sunday night, but almost had to leave the valley on Saturday if we hadn't gotten the last village tent available.
Alina calls dibs on one of the four identical beds in the Curry cabin we got.
Taking a Drink
We climbed up the mountainside to get a novel view of the falls.
I love that little finger-like peak, though I never can remember what it's called.
The girls spent quite some time hopping around the stones in the river and generally having themselves a great time.
Windswept by Falls
This is a high dynamic-range shot I took to show the intense interplay between light and shadow.
Tessala squeezed through a hole in the Indian Caves just big enough for one at a time.
Alina squeezes through, also.
Another nice view of Yosemite Falls.
Taken by tourist
Another tourist took this shot of us.
This is what I saw most of the time, as I followed behind the girls in my inline skates.
The view when I got ahead.
Hiking at last!
It took quite a bit of convincing (bribery, really) for Alina and I to get Tessala to come on a hike with us to Vernal Falls. Alina found this really light, strong hiking stick for her sister, and I offered to give her a shoulder ride in two places of her choosing. After she agreed, she led the whole way, hardly looking back!
Vernal Falls at last!
Taking it in.
Spot the Tessa
The girls and I spent an hour or two climbing on rocks and playing hide-and-seek with walkie-talkies. This was probably the best (and most memorable) part of the trip.
A view of Bridal Veil Falls on our way out of the park and home on the third day (Monday).
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