Every year since I’ve moved back to California (summer 1999), I’ve attended the spring California Veterinary Medicine Association (CVMA) continuing education seminar in Yosemite.
Spring 2000 was the first time I’d ever been to Yosemite, and I was awed and stunned by its beauty. The weather was atypically balmy for March, T-shirt and shorts weather for day hiking.
Spring 2001 doesn’t stand out – I’m thinking that the weather was chilly but not bad.
Spring 2002 was absolutely gorgeous – it snowed while we were there and turned the valley into a fairy wonderland. This limited our hiking, true, and we left early because of fears of being snowed in, but it was so breathtakingly beautiful, quiet, and otherworldly.
Spring 2003 was like 2001 – standing out only for the fact that that was the weekend we invaded Iraq, and everyone was glued to the TV in the Mountain Lodge bar watching the news.
Last year was gorgeous and balmy, like 2000.
This year – who knows? Last check there’s still snow on the valley floor and the amount of snow in the area is a lot greater than normal, so if does warm up, I expect there’ll be a lot more water in the falls and river.
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