Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Yosemite Trip Day 2

The second day we woke kind of late and assumed that we only had a 3 1/2 mile hike to the next lake called sunrise lakes.  The hike was through an enormous meadow that went on and on.  The views were beautiful!  The hike was nice and the weather... was warm.  

After hiking for much longer than 3 1/2 miles we stopped for lunch at a camp called sunrise camp.  It had running water and an outhouse which looked like a marble bathroom to backpackers.  We all had to check it out.  We then climbed over a hill and down into Sunrise lakes.  We had a difficult time looking for a spot to camp but after moving around a few times we decided to camp in a beautiful meadow.

We all put on our bathing suits and swam out to the rock you can see in the distance... then we jumped off the rock a few times and eventually all took a nap on the warm granite in the sun.  It was so nice there...  Perhaps the best part for me was swimming around in the lake for a couple laps!  I loved the way that lake felt and was grateful to get completely clean!

We enjoyed a good dinner and Cameron, Tracy and Tad hiked out to see the sunset over the valley while the rest of us were just lazy.  I enjoyed the lazy reading though so it was all good.