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!
And now, here are the official stats for the Yosemite portion of our Zero Landfill Tour!
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!)
Miles Hiked: 68.2 (We hiked the most in Yosemite!)
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)
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.