Since I was not able to go on this months outing I am quoting our Scout master below.
Another successful outing to Beautiful Yosemite National Park. First off we virtually had the whole park to ourselves and camped in a pretty empty Upper Pines Campground. Just doesn't get any better than that.
After a way too long drive we arrived at Yosemite around 10:30 and set up tents in a tree induced rain. It wasn't hard telling the boys to go to bed because they were beat. Saturday morning we got up and hiked to Vernal Falls along the famous Mist Trail. The trail had a lot of ice on it and half way up to the top of the falls I decided we had gone far enough and just enjoyed the view and took pictures.
After Vernal Falls we had lunch and took off for Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, Bridalvall Falls, and finally Tunnel View. It was an action packed day that saw us hiking just over 8 miles and seeing a lot of sights.
Sunday was get up, get packed, and hike on over to Mirror Lake. A few dozen snowball fights later we were at the lake and looking up at Half Dome. Truly an amazing view. After the hike we went back to camp and put on our Class A's for the ride home. But not before visiting the gift shop and hitting Tunnel View again for a last photo shot and Scout's Own.
The ride home was much quicker, almost two hours quicker, but we still missed our estimated time. Oh well, when in Yosemite your never in a hurry to go home!
The boys were real troopers dealing with the wet and cold. Plus we had scouts who were on their very first outing. What a first memory