Sunday, September 25, 2016
Cathedral Peak and Upper Cathedral Lake
Our next stop after a night of rest and recuperation in the town of Bishop was the high country of Yosemite National Park. We camped at the Tuolumne Meadows campground and hiked up to Cathedral Lakes. This hike was unbelievable! Talk about a quintessential Sierra mountain scene! We first hiked to Lower Cathedral Lake which, of course, was plenty beautiful but I much preferred Upper Cathedral Lake. The views from the far side of Upper Cathedral Lake were awesome, to say the least.
The upper lake has a rock hillside on the opposite side of the lake from Cathedral Peak. When you climb up this hillside you get an incredible view of the lake with Cathedral Peak behind it. It was one of the best views I've ever seen. Ever. I felt like I could sit there forever and never tire of the view. We lingered for a while on the shoreline of the lake after taking in the view from the hillside, but then it was time to go. We had to get going if we wanted to make it back to our campsite before nightfall. On a future trip I really want to camp here with Jessica and take in the sunset/night sky/sunrise views with her. That will be even more awesome :-)