For four months we had been planning to go to Yosemite National Park. This time our plan was not just go to the Park, but to hike on a difficult trail. Anonymously it was decided that we would hike on the Upper Yosemite Falls trail. There were many more difficult trails to hike. An avid hiker could find the Yosemite National Park is very enticing. As the day was coming nearer other hikers in our team were more into lunch and dinner ideas rather than hiking. The Friday evening when we reached there , one by one hikers started withdrawing from the hiking next day. However ,Mr. Man was determined to go. I was little undecided, but Mr. Man didn’t let me stay at the hotel.
So, next morning around 8 in the morning we both started, leaving our kid with the others. He happily stayed back with them. Though we decided to start at 8 o’clock to avoid the sun, still we couldn’t do that. After reaching the trailhead around 9 O’clock, we started our hiking on a wrong route. Before starting I showed Mr. Man that people were going exactly opposite direction. As usual ,he didn’t listen to me. Standing at the point where the park shuttle dropped us we looked up and see the water was falling in full force from the above. First thought came into my mind, “Can I do it?”.
The straight tall huge granite mountain was standing tall amid conical long fir trees. We walked few steps and ended up at a camp ground. Then he admitted that we had been walking on wrong route. Anyway, I showed him the direction and the board where it was written. The board showed that the hiking was 3.4 miles. However, I didn’t believe, because it usually take almost a whole day on a round trip.
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