Sunday, November 2, 2014
Yosemite Hike 1 & 2
After my Half Dome Hike with My Firefighter on Oct. 2, the girls were interested in seeing Yosemite so I took them up and promptly got sick with food poisoning, threw up here and there around the park and managed to drive home without the girls seeing much at all. The following week, My Firefighter came with us and we had a great time and the girls got to go on their first "real" hike to the top of Sentinel Dome.
Next, we went to Glacier Point and I was able to see the entire path of the hike I took up to Half Dome. I cannot believe I hiked all that way! If I'd seen it first, I'd never have thought I could make it.
After seeing Glacier Point, we hiked 2.2 miles round trip to the top of Sentinel Dome which gave us a 360 degree view of Yosemite. Jie Jie is part mountain goat and was the first up and first down, much to My Firefighter's surprise. It was the first time he's seen this side of her and I was glad he did since he's still learning how her special needs affect her abilities. Blossom was able to control her reactions to her sensory issues and make the climb and even climbed the "victory rock" for her picture. A major first for her! Sissy enjoyed the experience and is looking at Half Dome with a little more curiosity now. Apple climbed all over Glacier Point on her own, but conked out in the backpack on the hike.
When I came up alone with the girls, I was finally able to get my Made It To the Top shirt: