Annual Backpacking Trip to Yosemite -- August 2010yosemite

Day 7, August 18. On our third day of backpacking, we hiked down Snow Creek to Yosemite Valley using the steepest, maintained trail in the park.

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Waking up on the last day
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A Douglas' Squirrel visits camp
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Hiking
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Cascade along Snow Creek
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Half Dome along Snow Creek Trail
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Half Dome along Snow Creek Trail
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Snow Creek Trail
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Friend (Western Fence Lizard) along Snow Creek Trail
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Snow Creek Trail is steep
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Grand scenery (Clouds Rest) along Snow Creek Trail
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Snow Creek Trail
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Steep trail with cobble stones
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Hiking with crowds in the bottom of Yosemite Valley
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Mirror Lake Trail in the bottom of Yosemite Valley
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Mirror Lake
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Despite the crowds, tired legs like shuttle busses
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From the wilderness to suburban North Pines Campground
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Wildlife in the Merced River (Garter Snake)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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