When we started planning our three week geocaching trip to the US we immediately knew that it should include a visit in Yosemite National Park. We had heard many people talking enthusiastically about this place, so our expectations were high. And we were not disappointed! What a wonderful place! It seems that choosing to come here on a Thursday in late May was a good decision. The weather was great, there were fewer visitors than we had expected, the waterfalls were full of water and the trees and meadows were as fresh green as you could imagine. We spent most of the time in the valley and used some of the virtual caches as our tour guide. We also had fun doing the Wherigo in the Yosemite Falls area. At El Capitan we were lucky enough to see two climbers on their way up the nose! That is an amazing achievement!
After enjoying the Tunnel View we headed South to the Mariposa Grove to see the giant Sequoias. It's so difficult to comprehend that threes can be that large and old! It's also difficult to understand why there is not a single virtual cache in this part of the park!? Maybe that will change, when the new virtuals are introduced? We did actually make our own preparations for a possible DK_Titan virtual there!
As mentioned, we tried the Wherigo at Yosemite Falls. Getting to the actual cache was something of a project. We left the park through the South Entrance and had to find a way to the West Entrance. There's no straight way!!! We ended up doing a more than 40 mile detour to log that cache! And after that we had a long drive back to our motel in Sonora.
We decided to celebrate our 14.000 caches anniversary at The Highest Leaping Waterfall in the World. (After a bit of research we have found out that it may not actually be the biggest, but nevertheless it's quite impressive!) We definitely think this cache deserves a favorite point for it's spectacular location! An email with the requested information was sent on 6/18-2011 and this log was uploaded on 6/22-2011. The attached photo was taken at 11:45.
Thanks for the cache and greetings from Denmark!