After a great day scoping out San Francisco, we figured it would be a good idea to head out to Yosemite (remember, that random guy told us the National Parks were open and we based our decision entirely on that). By the time we rolled into our campsite (after 6 hours of driving) it was well past dark and we had driven around the park half hazardly without a map (par for the course), attempting to find somewhere to stay. No biggie – that’s the way we roll. As usual, we landed on our feet and found place to setup camp.
Yosemite is EPIC.
Every view at every time of day was unlike anything we had ever seen. On our first day at the park we did a 6 hour hike along the Mist Trail, which passes by the Vernal and Nevada Falls.
After returning to the truck after our hike we noticed that Get Out of Town had left us their card, and are also on their way to the Baja! We can’t wait to meet up with them at some point during our journey.
We also ran into Sarah and Hani from Adventures in Skyhorse as they rolled into the same campsite! We jumped up and down like kids, waving at them as they pulled in. We had a great evening swapping travel tales and joking around over a couple of beers (thanks, guys!).
The next day we hiked the Sentinal Dome and Taft Point loop, which offered some out of this world views. We sat atop the Dome and marveled at the beauty of the world, and our luck that we were there to see it.
While waiting for the sun to set at Glacier Point, we met with Eric Wundrow and his wife. They’ve decided to embrace the #homeiswhereyouparkit #vanlife and move their life into their VW Westfalia. We’re alway envious of the cozy space inside these little machines.