This was the first time I’ve experienced snow in the valley since moving to El Portal last May. I am leaving soon and I’d been hoping to see some winter before then, so this was a nice bit of closure.
The route is 1200′ tall and summits due to its starting location and El Cap’s tapering shape on its east side.
This all happened yesterday. A warm and sunny Saturday in Yosemite Valley. We didn’t see any other climbers.
These are pictures from the course of the trip that were taken with my iPhone. Thank you Jeff and Joseph for hanging out with me for a month. Good times.
We spent a night at each of those places and did some biking in between. Our trip was coming to an end.
We started the day in the mountain town of La Fortuna we ended up on the Caribbean coast in Cahuita thanks to a bus and 100k of riding.
Cahuita was a quant little town, and after spending a night there and taking a stroll in the nearby national park we decided to spend new years eve in the nearby town of Puerto Viejo.
After one action-packed night in Puerto Viejo that seemed like two in my memory due to how action-packed it was, we hit the road again, bumbled our way across the border into Panama, spent a night in the port town of Almirante and then grabbed a boat to the resort destination of Bocas del Toro.
We left the Pacific Ocean at Coco and biked to Liberia and hopped on a bus to Upala, near the border of Nicaragua. We had been told that Rio Celeste was a very blue river worth checking out and Joseph had been talking about wanting to go to La Fortuna for a long time.
After swimming in a hot river we discovered that La Fortuna is a very popular city with white people. Ziplines and mini-golf are mandatory. We promptly left.
We spent the greater part of a day trying to follow the coast from Samara. Our lovely dirt road turned into a rather hellish mixture of a much rougher dirt road combined with lots of traffic.
Dust was everywhere.
I could not imagine what it would be like to live there. We hightailed it out on a bus to Nicoya to meet up with our old friend, pavement.
Pictures from the first several days of a month spent bicycle touring through Costa Rica (mostly) and Panama (less so) in December and January. We did about 750 miles in total.
Jeff wrote about the trip ***here*** .