Day 77: June 18th
Mile 933.6 (Lyell Fork) to Glen Aulin
It was a frosty morning as the entire meadow was covered in frost. Very pretty, but Deb doesn’t enjoy cold mornings very much.
We made it the nine miles to the Tuolumne Meadows store where we discovered that only one of our resupply boxes had arrived. The other was down in Yosemite Valley. Fortunately the Yosemite Valley post office had noticed about 15 boxes that were going to Tuolumne and sent them by car that morning so we had our second box by 1 pm.
According to the Tuolumne Post office the address is:
c/o Tuolumne Meadows
Yosemite, CA 95389
But this address won’t work with USPS.com and the web site has a different address for Tuolumne Meadows that sometimes gets lost. Anyway both our packages arrived and we were soon back on the trail.
Wow, the next section to Glen Aulin could not be more spectacular. The Tuolumne river is filled with different shades of green – it looked like an artist had drizzled green paint in the river but each shade flowed separately and did not mix with the other shades. It is hard to imagine a photograph capturing the images we enjoyed. Day hikers saw us stopping often to admire the views and told us to keep walking because it gets better and better. And it did. We can’t wait for tomorrow!
Mileage: 14.8 miles