New Year’s in Yosemite, day 1

December 30

Hope everyone had a great New Year’s celebration! Konrad and I went to Yosemite. To be honest I didn’t feel like doing it at first as I’m not a big fan of the cold. I really really dislike being cold but I knew it definitely would be something new and something interesting. I decided to suck it up, we booked a tent and hit the road. We left our warm sunny LA on the 30th around 8am and arrived to the cold but gorgeous Yosemite around 2pm. We stopped at Starbucks on the way there, around 2 hours before our destinations and you could immediately feel the difference in the temperature. I had to put on my winter snow jacket that I specifically bought for this trip and an extra layer of sweatpants.

As soon as we entered the gate to Yosemite we decided to drive to Badger Pass and check it out, as well as to get our passes for lifts. On the way there I saw the snow on both sides of the road, big pointy fir trees…the view was magnificent but it was everything I was running away from when I left home with four beautiful seasons but it would snow for almost half year, and then NY with it’s cold winters and frosty air, and eventually Colorado with it’s gorgeous snow-covered mountains and super long winters of Summit County  because of how much I disliked the cold.

Konrad was amazed as it was his second time being in the snow.

Our tires were skidding.  The view that opened up to us was breath-taking. People were skiing and snowboarding, it was a bright sunny day and it was great!

We got our passes but geez it was cold. It was around 30F/-1C. It was past getting later and knowing how early the sun goes down we decided to go check out our tent and unpack.

The tent was pretty nice. We unpacked and I thought we could maybe stay here for longer since none of us needed to be back until the 6th.

We ate the salads we took with us and went to check the surroundings. It was amazingly beautiful! With a bunch of layers on it wasn’t that bad after all. We played some chess in the Guest Lounge and went to bed quite early. Oh my, the tent wasn’t too warm at all. Thank God we took a bunch of layers and sleeping bags with us!

Yay to surviving the first cold day here!