August 20 – Monday Got to Tioga Pass late today. Learned a lesson: Get to your chosen campground before it becomes dark. My chosen campground was a
granite rock pile with some flat spots for camp sites and a winding foot path
they called the vehicle road. Fearing I would run over someone’s tent in the dark, I opted to sleep in the Ten Lakes trail parking lot. The next morning, I easily found a site in the now almost empty Porcupine Flat campground.
Bob Wolters was right (again) – There is no cellular service up there.
I have pictures but cannot upload them on this slow connection!! I will update the blog when I get to a faster connection.
August 21 – Tuesday – Hiked a ways down the Yosemite Creek Trail. This trail starts at the Tioga Road and wonders some 11 miles down to the Yosemite Valley floor. I have hiked this twice in the past and it is a spectacular hike for those who can do it. Unfortunately I am not currently one of those so I hiked about ½ mile or so doing a lot of sketches. None that I’m particularly proud of. One should wait awhile before passing judgement on their own work, so I will wait until I’m back in the studio before making any good/bad decisions.