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March 2, 2002
From journal Captivating Calaveras County
May 8, 2001
The Yosemite Valley Village is the place to start (and finish) and walks - it's a great meeting place. A few of us headed out on our own walk...
The walk was long and hot (and we needed plenty of "water, water, water" stops!), but the scenery was very pretty.
And there were squirrels everywhere!! They were so cute! ^_^ I got lots of photos of squirrels. There were also lots of these blue crested jay birds everywhere, too... so much wild life in the area! Supposedly there were bears and foxes around, too, but we never saw any.
We went to see the waterfall, half the group going ahead right up to the waterfall, but we turned back as we were the slower at walking group. We had lunch down the path a bit, where lots of people ate. Squirrels were everywhere there! Trying to eat everyone's food, and one even climbed on my lap to try to grab my food! They were not afraid, those squirrels.
Even though there were signs everywhere saying "Do not feed the animals" and "A fed animal is a dead animal", idiot tourists keep feeding the squirrels. Which is why they are not scared of people. Now those squirrels won't be able to gather their own food, for when they need it ... so the sign is right - "A fed animal is a dead animal" ... and all those idiot tourists don't care!! -_-
Anyway, we then headed back down the path through the beautiful scenery, with all the animals around everywhere, and managed to get back to the coach on time for leaving.
Go to http://www.nps.gov/yose/ for more information about the Yosemite National Park!
From journal Contiki Wild Western Tour - the Sierra Nevadas and Yosemite National Park
November 10, 2000
From journal The Valley