Yosemite Report Oct 26 & 27

Late October in Yosemite Valley - ahhhhh. The crowds are gone, leaves are golden yellow, a fresh layer of pine needles cover the ground, and the granite is still warm – awesome!
Cross at the start of Higher Cathedral Spire
We had a great turnout – 19 people - a nice mix of old timers and new faces. Chris, Mark, Aaron and Tim did Higher Cathedral Spire – congrats on a job well done – pretty ambitious for this late in the year!

Neal, Ling, Matt, Jen, Mike, Claire, Jim and myself went to Five Open Books, ticking off The Caverns, Try Again Ledge, Hanging Tooth, and the Mung. Claire got some great pics of a slack liner above Yosemite Falls. Carolina and Elise went to Church Bowl sending Bishops Terrance, CB Lieback, and more.

We had a nice campfire Saturday night after hatching some fun at Curry Village…

Aaron on Guiding Light 5.10aOn Sunday, a group of us went to Pat and Jack to bask in the 74 degree sun. We climbed Sherrie’s Crack, Nurdle, Knob Job, Suds, Golden Needles, and more.

Monday saw a big change in the weather. Matt and I woke up to 39 deg and rain, so we packed our wet gear, hiked over to CPOF to watch the waterfall coming down the route.  We’ll be back next year..

Best costume award to Aaron for his chicken outfit. Best table dance award to Jen for ‘getting her chicken on’ and leading the entire Curry Village Pizza Pavilion in a round of the chicken dance – our founding members would be proud.