After sleeping in, my mother and I drove up the Glacier Point road to Yosemite Valley’s eastern rim. There are many viewpoints a short walk from the road and we opted to visit Taft Point. All things considered, my legs felt pretty good the day after taking down Half Dome, but I was glad for the easier objective.
The views from Taft Point were a bit hazy due to forest fires and our late start, but they were still spectacular. In the above photo, you can see that railings allow you to walk right to the edge of the cliff. The trees look like sticks as you view them from directly above. The view of El Capitan too is incredible.
After visiting Taft Point, we went home and cleaned ourselves up for our big dinner at the Ahwahnee Hotel. The Ahwahnee opened in 1927 and has since become the premier hotel for Yosemite. It has a wonderful rustic feel and one of my all time favorite warning signs:
We had a wonderful meal in the historic dining room. It was a wonderful way to cap off an amazing trip.