We had the whole day walking around Yosemite Valley seeing the main sights. We didn’t step in the car all day, which was a nice change, although later in the day we took the shuttle bus. Despite some snow on the ground here and there, the weather was actually sunny and mild.
We walked into Yosemite village to post some postcards and then for a walk to see the Ahwahnee Hotel and the trail to Mirror Lake.
The water in the lake was pretty low because of the time of year, but it was beautiful and there weren’t that many people around. After the rocky hike up to the lake, we decided to take the road back down and we wound up at Curry Village where we caught the bus to the Yosemite Falls trail.
After that we were pretty tired so we checked out the art gallery in the village and went down into the meadow to take some pictures in the late afternoon light before propping up the bar at the Lodge for a good session of wine, snacks and watching the football.
Please see the gallery for more photos! (NB: click on the photos for larger versions/slideshow.)
The date was 10 November 2011. Next day – Day 11: Driving to San Francisco.