Yosemite

Sunrise at Tunnel View

Sunrise at Tunnel View

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In the October of 2017, we went on a beautiful weekend getaway to Yosemite. Though it is quite belated, the photos are too beautiful to not share! I hope you guys enjoy as much as we did.

These breathtaking photos were taken by our dear friend Nicole using: 

At the break of dawn, we drove to Tunnel View to watch the sun rise over the mountains. We then went to Merced River for to take a couple of photos before embarking on the hike. 

Merced River

Merced River

I typically trust the pups to hike off leash because they have learned and practiced good recall. But during breaks I will put a long leash on to keep them from wandering off. 

I typically trust the pups to hike off leash because they have learned and practiced good recall. But during breaks I will put a long leash on to keep them from wandering off. 

Top of Upper Yosemite Falls

Top of Upper Yosemite Falls

Discovering Upper Yosemite Falls

We chose the Upper Yosemite Fall hike for top-notch views of breathtaking scenery, challenging climbs and memories to last a lifetime. We hiked all day (literally 12 hours roundtrip) to the top of North America’s tallest waterfall 2,425 feet (739 m) above the Valley floor. 

To prepare, we brought a 3-4 liters of water per person, lots of sandwiches, power bars, bananas, and plenty of kibble and treats for the pups.

Pups' Packing List: 

  • Food - kibble, treats, jerkey, energy bars
  • Water - collapsable water bowl or dog water bottle
  • Long leash x2
  • First aid kit (in case they cut their paw pads on the rocks)
  • Wet wipes to clean them off after the hike
  • Empty backpack to carry Yuki

Evie is extremely athletic and agile so I knew she would have no problems. As usual, she led the pack up and down the mountains with ease, in addition to running around and playing with Yuki. Their energy and endurance will never cease to amaze me. Yuki sometimes gets tired halfway through hikes and need to be carried the rest of the way. So I brought an empty backpack in anticipation of carrying Yuki when she got tired. Surprisingly, Yuki was able to do the entire hike by herself. And to be honest, I was the one struggling the most out of the group. 

The view from the top was definitely worth the 6 strenuous hours of steep switchbacks. We rested and ate lunch while admiring the beautiful scenery, and then trekked back down to go watch the sunset. At night, we went stargazing and saw the magical milky way galaxy! 

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Milky Way Galaxy

Milky Way Galaxy