We did so much today, we had to do two posts. After lunch at the Ahwahnee Hotel, we drove up Glacier Point Road to get a bird’s eye view of the valley. Before we left the valley, we stopped to take pictures of Bridalveil Falls, so named because when the wind blows, the spray from the falls looks like a bridal veil (the second picture was taken when the wind blew so you can see how it got its name).
The next few pictures show Discovery View which is on the way to Glacier Point. You get a wonderful view of Bridalveil Falls (3rd picture), Half Dome – the most famous rock formation in Yosemite – (4th picture) and the Yosemite Valley. We got someone to take our picture, and it reminded us that we have a picture from when we were here with the kids in the same spot, so we thought we would put it in the blog for fun.
The last four pictures are from Glacier Point. The waterfalls are NevadaFalls (the upper one) and VernalFalls (the lower one). The last two pictures show Half Dome from a different angle. This view helps you see why it got its name.
We got back to the campground after dark and just as we were getting out of the car, someone yelled “Bear” and blew a fog horn, which we supposed was to scare the bear away (which is what the rangers tell you to do if you see a bear in the campground). About an hour and a half later, we heard someone banging pots and a girl shrieked. We found out the next day, it was the people next to us (who were camping in a tent) and the bear was walking in their camp site. (It was not the bear we saw earlier as it was described as small and black.) We have this much to say …we are very glad to be in a camper.