Saturday, August 13, 2005

Yosemite Sam - Captain K-man in Yosemite

Keltons's first trip to Yosemite! David and I were excited to take him on his first wilderness experience. The last time we were there Lisa was 5 months pregnant so Kelton didn't really get to see anything, and we couldn't hike too fast either. It was also the first time to Yosemite for most of the Record gang. Oddly enough Sandy and Burgess visited Yosemite once many years before when she was pregnant. Here's the group at the base of Vernal Falls - one of our favorite Yosemite Valley hikes. The water was at a high volume for the summer and made beautiful splashing patterns as it rushed downstream.
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Just before the misty part of the Vernal Falls trail Kelton got hungry (and cranky), so we sat down on the trail for a little snack. He then fell asleep for his morning nap. We were able to get him into the Bjorn and David hiked him the rest of the way up to the top of the waterfall still asleep.

In the evening we drove up to Glacier Point for wonderful sunset views. Captain K-man didn't seem to be impressed with the scenery but he loved playing with Kathryn.
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Here's the three of us in front of Half Dome at sunset, and Kelton keeping warm cuddling with Dad while we were waiting for the stars to come out after sunset.
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Burgess was the first into the water at Tenaya Lake and made it look so refreshing that almost everyone ended up in the water. Here's David and Lisa enjoying a dip. Since Captain K-man is not a fan of cold water he enjoyed being on shore with Ann Elise instead.