Monday, May 3, 2010

Yosemite on Bikes

(April 30-May 2)

I'm sold. There's no other way to go. We've been going to Yosemite every Spring for the past 5 years (almost since we moved back to this great state) but we've never brought bikes. "Too much work" scoffed my husband. I insisted this year. I made a believer out of him too!
With 7 families (half on bikes, half on foot) 14 adults and 24 kids, we were quite the spectacle with all our gear, but parking was never an issue...

and naptimes were no problem...

We hiked up to all the falls--Yosemite, Bridal Veil, Lower Nevada. I can't wait until my kids are bigger and we can REALLY hike the falls! I love this place...


Callaways took us to a spot we'd never been before called Mirror Lake. It was a great bike ride, a little steep but the kids never complained, and it was well worth it. A beautiful view of half dome and a great place to put your feet in...

Or get nekkid and jump like a banshee in...

The dads bribed the kids with "doll hairs" (said fast and slurred) to get in...

Nothing like a dare with money involved.


Even John got in on a dare. He cleared it!



Edgrens, Andersons, Suttons, Tuttles, Callaways, Blatters, Stemmons...
Want in on the action? Let me know for next year! Anyone welcome!

From there, we had plenty of log crossing...



Rock climbing...



Cave exploring...

Snowball fighting...



And snow jumping...

Forest walking...

(Love Sammie's little kick!)
And general camaraderie! Good times with good friends...





More of the gang...



Another family shot with the Yosemite Falls...

I love this place. Awe-some, Awe-inspiring! Let me know if you want to come next year!
(The best pics were all done by Britt, the rest were mine!)

4 comments:

Kimberley said...

It looked amazing Annie x

Kim said...

I love love love these pics!! Britt is soo talented! I want to go next year!

Karen S said...

Once you do Yosemite with bikes, you can never go back. It is just way more fun that way.

Marilyn said...

Wow, Annie. Fabulous trip to Yosemite! It all looks so fun. It's great that you're posting again - I've missed your updates. Love you all! Mom