Finally. We made it. We did it. It's here. Yosemite - the place MacBook backgrounds are made.
Driving up the mountainside, the Yosemite valley started to come into our view. It was like we were entering Jurassic Park, except there weren't as many dinosaurs. Waterfalls and monstrous granite cliffs surrounded us as we descended into the base of the park. The first thing we noticed was the number of visitors here at the same time as us during this alleged "offseason." Has everyone quit their job and embarked on a road trip, too? Probably. Either way, it was nice seeing so many outdoor enthusiasts in an area where bears live. With the infrequency of our showers lately, we're definitely less delicious than the average park goer.
We set up camp at Lower Pines Campground and "hiked" to the nearest dog-friendly attraction - Mirror Lake. Though we weren't able to see our reflections, Mirror Lake was still pretty cool.
We only had one night in Yosemite, which is not nearly enough time to explore this amazing national park. By nightfall it was raining, ruining our plans for s'mores by the fire. We left the following morning, but not before we got a gander at Lower Yosemite Falls. It was a somber goodbye to Yosemite, but so goes the journey. Onward and upward to Tahoe we go.