Yosemite Wrap Up

Yosemite Wrap Up

We finished our Leave No Trace/Subaru Zero Landfill Tour on Sept. 30 in Yosemite National Park, and even though Sept. 30 was only 19 days ago, it feels like 19 weeks! I figured I better post my Yosemite Wrap Up sooner than later (and full tour wrap up next).

Everyone loves Yosemite. But as I said in my September Currently post, Yosemite crowds—especially those in the valley where we work (ahem, aka irresponsible visitors)—have never been our favorite. This year, we made a concerted effort to love the Granite Planet more. I’m happy to report success!

Except if you notice the people behind us climbing all over the boulders to the waterfall … something they are advised by the park service NOT to do. Just sayin.

And now, here are the official stats for the Yosemite portion of our Zero Landfill Tour!

27 days

18 events

Teaching teenagers to love their Planet Earth a little more.
This was actually not in the park, but at a cleanup event at Candlestick Park in San Francisco on our way south.

Mileage Driven: 4,519 (reminder, we drove from Alaska. Once in Yosemite, we barely drove more than a mile a day.)

Nights Camping: 8 (thank you employee housing!)

Our 3rd floor apartment was much appreciated!

Miles Hiked: 68.2 (We hiked the most in Yosemite!)

Hiking to the top of El Cap was such a great decision … the view was definitely worth the climb
The view of Half Dome from El Cap

Bobcats Spotted: 1 (sadly, no other wildlife to report)

Money Found: $0.68 (Yosemite wins of all 3 parks!!)

Grocery Store Visits: 5

Postcards Sent: 5

Number of Showers: 14

Loads of Laundry: 4

Netflix Movies: 2

Netflix TV Shows: 1 show, 3 seasons (Better Call Saul – I’m anxiously awaiting the 4th season release on Netflix)

Number of card games: 38

Friends Visited: 4 (BJ/Clara on our way to the park & Matt/Jessie, another Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer team at a shared event in the park)

Matt & Jessie from @epicweekendadventures

Weight of Personal Trash: 4.7 lbs

Weight of Compost: 9 lbs 13 oz

Recycling: 3 lbs 7 oz

Terracycle: 1 lb

Favorite Event: Facelift (the annual 5-day cleanup event in Yosemite). And not just because we got to see Tommy Caldwell speak …

Goodbye Yosemite, until next time.

3 responses to “Yosemite Wrap Up”

  1. Let the adventures continue…you guys rock!!

  2. Jamie says:

    Can’t wait for the next post 🙂

  3. Misti says:

    Did y’all see the post Breaking Bad movie on Netflix, El Camino? It’s about what happens directly after BB ends. It’s good. I’m planning a BB binge as when Better Call Saul ends—and I’m also anxiously awaiting that new season.

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