Today's post is another instalment of my 5 week road trip around America, this time about Yosemite. First of all, it is one of the most picturesque places in the world. The drive up to the national park itself was stunning. With every turn there was yet another spectacular view; I must have said "wow!" about a hundred times! It was a winding road, up a mountain, surrounded by trees and rivers all the way, and we reached 5000 feet.
Yosemite Valley was very impressive and it was amazing to be just at one with nature and surrounded by all that natural beauty. We got a little shuttle bus to the bottom of one of the many hikes that you can do, and when we departed the bus a deer was just casually eating leaves at the bus stop! It didn't even flinch as we got off the bus, and it was only about 2 metres away!
We hiked up the Upper Yosemite Falls trail to get a view of the impressive waterfall, which is the highest one in North America. The treck itself was very challenging and steep, probably more so than we anticipated, but that made it even more worth it when we reached the top. I felt proud of myself for doing it. We also had a great view of the famous 'Half Dome', Yosemite's most iconic peak.
We were shattered when we got back down to the ground, not to mention very dirty! We felt exhausted but pleased with ourselves, like we'd really achieved something. It was an incredible experience and one that I would highly recommend.