Saturday, December 03, 2016

Yosemite Valley Full Loop Trail

Two bivouac shelters on El Capitan with 2 climbers making a descent from them. Two or more others I could spot making an ascent above.

Cathedral Rock in distance.

Very particular light floods in Yosemite. These huge granite rocks around reflect sunlight into woods and ambience is evenly lifted in the deepest corner.

Never seen this kind of light in woods/forest before. Just like a reflector used to lift up the darker side of an object but a little eerily and strangely feeling secure.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Yosemite upper fall

On the top of Upper Yosemite Fall at 11:30. 436m high up from the bottom where I started at 8:30.
The pressure from sky above makes a tree bent in submission but it still raises up its head. I liked the spirit.  It was very warm day for a second week of November.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Yosemite National Park - tents in autumn

Heated canvas tent for 1-2person(about 100bucks a night excluding breakfast. Bummer). It was 5-7C at night coldest and a heater on far right kept me warm. Though I would opt not to use this type of accommodation again if I made a trip to national parks - it felt such a waste of energy emitting from what looked like 80's heater to a canvas tent that doesn't contain heat well at all.

There is a bear-proof food locker outside just by the door. I was told to store even cosmetics e.g. hand cream, shampoo etc. A locker full of picnic goodies & hampers, Boo-boo!  If only I was smarter than average bears!

Hard-core campers by Yosemite lower fall access point. They are rock climbers I guess, as El Capitan is around corner. I was walking towards a head trail for Yosemite upper fall at 8am.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Ferry from Sausalito to SFO, Green Gulch Farm and Bolinas

A first ferry service from Sausalito leaves 7:10am for San Francisco

Green Gulch Farm in Zen Centre near Muir Beach.

Bolinas, a small community with surfing and fishing, on the westside of Muir Beach. Slight hippy atmosphere emanating from streets

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Muir Beach Costal View Trail

Over a dozen trails in this national park is enjoyed by hikers, horse riders and mountain bikers. Overlooking peninsulas and islands afar in clear weather made me to observe organic microcosm around my foot in return.