Yosemite is crowded. Yosemite is busy. Yosemite is impossible to navigate, impossible to get reservations. But not in the offseason. And in the offseason, Yosemite is still breathtaking. I hadn't ever seen Yosemite in the fall, and when I invited Bear to come along, he couldn't resist. Late Friday night we took to the road, and found ourselves in Curry Village
It is surprisingly easy to get reservations for Curry Village in the offseason. The park felt empty, compared to the overcrowded summer months. I woke up early on Saturday. I wanted to look at the park before the rain started falling.
It started raining early. We sought shelter and rocking chairs to eat breakfast.
And set off exploring in the rain.
Happy Isles, and Yosemite Falls.
It got dark early. Since it was cloudy, we turned in, and got cozy.
The next morning we hiked to the top of Vernal Falls. The rain had stopped falling. We packed a picnic, and a few beers for the top.
We had to drive home.
Leaving is always the hardest part. At least I have some more fuel for daydreams.