Yosemite: Tuolumne Meadows

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Tuolumne Meadows- gem of Yosemite. Located on the Eastern side of the park, Tuolumne is one of the best places to go in order to avoid the crowds of Yosemite Valley. It offers amazing hikes as well as easy to find camping (even during the crazy summer months).
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Rene is gleaming after hiking to the top of Lembert Dome. It’s his first time in Yosemite!

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We made it! Now lets just hope we can make it down before the lightning hits!IMG_1174

Rene soaks in the moment with a little meditation as the thunder storms grow closer. In the distance, you can see an orange haze- this is from the ongoing wildfire in Yosemite Valley.

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We came down from our hike and to our surprise, the lake was now surrounded by hail and a foggy mist has settled over the surface of the water. Very bizarre since it had been sunny a few hours earlier. Luckily, we were prepared for any weather.

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As we set up our tents for the night and collected firewood, Charlotte started on dinner and some wine 🙂

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Adam, from the UK, got to try his first American s’mores. It was a beautiful moment. And shortly after, it started to pour! We all rushed to clean up our site and ran to our tents! Charlotte and Yael stayed up digging trenches our the tents to keep the water from soaking us through. Thank you!

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The next day we headed out for a hike and came across this beautiful lake.

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Adam and Bradley enjoying the view. I loved how the trees reflected themselves in the water (below). Even though this trip required approximately 14 hours of driving for one weekend, it was completely worth it. Such a nice break from the every day crazy. IMG_1221

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