Three people on this trip had never been camping before.
Some campers were brave and pitched their tents right on the snow, others used snow-free space under trees. (Pitching tent after dark by Pavan Singh.)
We were lucky and got campsites with large bearboxes.
Pre-hike chocolate cake and coffee for breakfast. (Okay, and a few other things.) (Second photo by Pavan Singh.)
The sign on the bear getting into car display said:
Warning: this could happen to your vehicle!.
(second photo by Irene Calizo)
More pictures from 2005 and 2003 hikes are at:
Upper Yosemite Fall hike
Sunset was early, so we did lots of things after dark. A typical college evening campfire includes cooking, lounging, guitar, marshmallows, laptop. (Five photos below by Colin Underwood.)
Before we took the more formal group photo the last morning (at the top of this page), we tried one in a tent:
The rest of the stuffing 20+ people into an eight person tent pictures are at:
Some people had to go home early Sunday, but we finished with two tables for ten at the Ahwahnee brunch.
Photo below, taken in the waiting area outside the Ahwahnee dining room, by Michael Gregg. The sign elicited comments.
Delaware North photos of the Ahwahnee and the dining room:
Pictures of our group at brunch by Deepak Chandani.
Quite a difference from the campsite just-add-boiling-water instant mashed potato cup that Khai picked up in the dark, mistook for her instant rice cup and praised as being so creamy.
Oysters, chocolate covered strawberries, orange juice, broiled salmon, lox, prawns, prime rib, made-to-order (at least a dozen choices of ingredients) omelets, eggs Benedict, grilled vegies, marinated vegies, green salad, various sliced fruit, cheese plate, chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, hash browns, baked ham, blintzes, creme brulee, cakes…