On Monday the guys decided to tackle the Four Mile Trail (really 4.8 miles) up to Glacier Point. The hike is strenuous but the view is rewarding, to say the least. You can see almost all of the valley plus further west into Tenaya Canyon beyond Mirror Lake. Half Dome looks close enough to reach out and touch and you can hear all the major waterfalls thundering across the park.
Up on top of the world (or so it seems) at Glacier Point we took the opportunity to restage a photo of Joel from six years ago. We have been having fun with this "photo fast-forward" project, but we have now used the last of our old shots.
While we were there a man with a 600mm lens walked by and set up just past us in the meadow. I don't know about you, but glass like that catches my attention pretty fast. We talked to him a few minutes later and he runs a website called "The El Cap Report" featuring great shots of the climbers and short bites on their experience and routes. Through his site we learned that on the day we went to the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir (trying to avoid Saturday valley crowds) we missed getting to watch Alex Honnold climb. Bummer. But the waterfall was still nice.
I couldn't agree more.