Yosemite Valley and Half Dome

I just finished spending a week in Yosemite National Park.  We did some camping in the valley and a short backpack to Little Yosemite Valley that set us up to climb Half Dome. The climb up the cables and the top of Half Dome was amazing!  We spent three hours exploring special places on top, taking photos, and meeting others. The hike back down to the valley on the Mist Trail was fun and the falls were spectacular.  I overheard one person saying this was the most beautiful place he’d ever been.

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Yosemite Falls
Yosemite Falls

Days 16-17: Lukla

Today’s walk was 12 miles in 9 hours from Namche Bazar to Lukla (9,383 ft).  That includes the one hour that we stopped for lunch. We walked slowly, but that allowed me to take lots of photos.  I enjoyed the walk!  With the scenic high country behind us, the subject of this day’s photos turned to the beautiful people.  The next day we waited around half the day until we could fly back to Kathmandu.

That’s all for this trip. It was a very special. The photos tell the story of the amazing scenery better than words. One friend wrote back, “Just imagine the beauty of the worlds within…. so much greater.”

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