Unfiltered Consciousness

No major flirts with danger this weekend - just good sights, good company and plenty of selfies. 

Fun Fact: McWay Falls is one of two waterfalls that empty into the ocean in North America  (at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park)

No major flirts with danger this weekend - just good sights, good company and plenty of selfies.

Fun Fact: McWay Falls is one of two waterfalls that empty into the ocean in North America (at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park)

Loving the classic look of these cars in this old school garage in North Beach (at North Beach, San Francisco)

Loving the classic look of these cars in this old school garage in North Beach (at North Beach, San Francisco)

Chasing the sun on an evening run. And trying to decrease the weight I’ll have to carry through the Himalayas.  (at Crissy Field)

Chasing the sun on an evening run. And trying to decrease the weight I’ll have to carry through the Himalayas. (at Crissy Field)

Once we hiked past the scary snow-buried parts of the trail and got around the final bend, the path cleared up and showed us the switchbacks that were finally going to lead us back to the valley floor. From this point it would still take another nearly two hours, but we arrived at the trailhead just minutes before dark.

Here’s one of the many views we had one the way down. Would have taken more pictures but getting down was the first thing on our minds. And hot food. (at Yosemite National Park)

Once we hiked past the scary snow-buried parts of the trail and got around the final bend, the path cleared up and showed us the switchbacks that were finally going to lead us back to the valley floor. From this point it would still take another nearly two hours, but we arrived at the trailhead just minutes before dark.

Here’s one of the many views we had one the way down. Would have taken more pictures but getting down was the first thing on our minds. And hot food. (at Yosemite National Park)

It’s always darkest before the light. After traversing through precarious snow-covered trails for an hour, the paths cleared up and we were treated to gorgeous views of Yosemite Valley all around us (at Yosemite National Park)

It’s always darkest before the light. After traversing through precarious snow-covered trails for an hour, the paths cleared up and we were treated to gorgeous views of Yosemite Valley all around us (at Yosemite National Park)

After reaching Glacier Point, we had to make a tough decision; go back the same 6-7 hour path we came or head down the unmarked  4 Mile Trail. We decided the latter. Here’s a pic of Mae gingerly crossing a ledge where we had to go 1 at a time to make sure the snow didn’t give way and drop us all over the side of the mountain.  (at Yosemite National Park)

After reaching Glacier Point, we had to make a tough decision; go back the same 6-7 hour path we came or head down the unmarked 4 Mile Trail. We decided the latter. Here’s a pic of Mae gingerly crossing a ledge where we had to go 1 at a time to make sure the snow didn’t give way and drop us all over the side of the mountain. (at Yosemite National Park)

A shot of @beyonde pretending to fly on the detour back toward Nevada Falls before our last ascent to Glacier Point where we’d eventually have to decided whether to return this same way, or continue down the unmarked 4 Mile Trail… (at Yosemite National Park)

A shot of @beyonde pretending to fly on the detour back toward Nevada Falls before our last ascent to Glacier Point where we’d eventually have to decided whether to return this same way, or continue down the unmarked 4 Mile Trail… (at Yosemite National Park)

After climbing up the icy steps of the Mist Trail and past Nevada Falls on the John Muir Trail, we were supposed to switch over to Panorama Trail, but we missed the turnoff and took this breathtaking 1 mi detour just to eventually turn back around. (at Yosemite National Park)

After climbing up the icy steps of the Mist Trail and past Nevada Falls on the John Muir Trail, we were supposed to switch over to Panorama Trail, but we missed the turnoff and took this breathtaking 1 mi detour just to eventually turn back around. (at Yosemite National Park)

First photo of the day of a windy and unpredictable path would later be an accurate description of our hike - from valley floor to a closed Glacier Point over snowy iced-over steps and back down over  unmarked trails (at Yosemite National Park)

First photo of the day of a windy and unpredictable path would later be an accurate description of our hike - from valley floor to a closed Glacier Point over snowy iced-over steps and back down over unmarked trails (at Yosemite National Park)

Tried yoga for the first time at Grace Cathedral. Amazing experience with good friends and mismatched yoga mats  (at Grace Cathedral)

Tried yoga for the first time at Grace Cathedral. Amazing experience with good friends and mismatched yoga mats (at Grace Cathedral)