We went to Yosemite in late July of 2015. We departed on July 31, and stayed in Mammoth for the night. We ended up staying somewhere expensive as hell even though we were pretty much just drinking and crashing for the night, because we had failed to realize it was some music festival weekend. At least there was a nice view from the hotel window. It was Darren’s birthday, so we hit up some bars for fun times.
The next morning, we woke up too early considering we’d been up until 2:00 a.m., but powered through and went for a nice hike. Part of it involved scrambling up a smooth side of a cliff, which scared me a little, but the view at the top was worth it. We faced some heavy rains on the way back, but that made for a nice cool down after a good workout.