Now I hate the idea of running out of food, so I carry enough food for a week if need be, but unsure what else to do I decided to go out for dinner. The closest plave to eat to my campsite was the Yosemite Lodge cafeteria. Now if my logic was working, I should have known the cafeteria would not be the best place to meet other people.... The other patrons were either families, older couples or young school groups. And of course a couple creepy men. There are always creepy men. Scraggly hair and leering eyes aside, I am sure they are nice people.
It was too cold to leave any part of my body outside of my sleeping bag, so I grabbed my ipod with my audiobooks on it, cinched my sleeping bag up around my head (then covered that with another blanket), and disappeared into my cocoon.
I have just realized I haven’t said anything about how wonderful this place is – I don’t want you to get the idea that Yosemite is a place to be avoided in winter – not true! The hikes are marvelous, and in the sunshine (and it does) you heat up nicely. For a lot of the hiking, I only had my leggings and a long-sleeved baselayer on (my ski pants and jacket were shoved into my way too small for the job camelback). And the views are spectacular – everywhere you look, you just cannot believe this is real. Just lovely J