los angeles, California
April 24, 2005
My husband and I stayed in a canvas tent cabin. It had a wood-burning fireplace and a candle (no electricity or cell-phone service). We had plenty of wood and lots of blankets. It was very romantic.
We ate dinner on the porch of the lodge's restaurant as the sun was setting. The food was surprisingly delicious, and the service was great. (We've eaten in National Parks throughout the country!) There's nothing to do after it gets dark, but we were so tired from hiking and a great meal that we were happy to settle down in our cozy tent.
What we weren't prepared for was how COLD it got at night. When our fire died down, we were freezing.
Also, try not to drink too much at dinner or you'll be walking to the bathroom in the dark with a flashlight in the middle of the night. (In an attempt to avoid altitude sickness, I consumed way too much water, in addition to a couple of glasses of wine at dinner!).
From journal Off The Beaten Path In Yosemite