We left today at about 7am for a 6.1 mile trek to our final destination of Yosemite National Park! We started the hike heading straight into a fantastic view of Half Dome. The first part of this hike was extremely rocky and we passed about a dozen people making their way up the mountain to scale Half Dome. They must have left the park by 2am to make it this far. It's a hell of a hike up. We soon made our way to the top of Nevada Falls. This was a gorgeous and exquisite area. There are sharp granite peaks to your right sitting on a granite field with a river tumbling to a waterfall and the Yosemite Valley in the background. Most day hikers don't make it this far, but it is a site to behold. At this point we could've taken the Mist Trail down, but doing it with pack is a bit slippery and not recommended. We followed the main trail down into another massive amount of switchbacks until it met back up with the Mist Trail. At this point, you start to see a lot of tourists and the trail soon turns to pavement. We soon pasted the JMT 211 mile sign and found my brother and Caleb walking up the road. This prompted Amie and I to do our celebration dance! Yes... a video is available! 67.4 miles in 7 days with a day hike to Rainbow Falls of 5.3 miles. This was longer hike than Philmont when I was 15 and in 3 less days!
We hiked to Chris' rental car (I thought my hiking was over) and he took us to the Post Office for our packages (clean cloths and regular shoes!) and we proceeded to the showers. I dragged a chair into the showers and just sat under the hot water for at least 15 minutes before I started scrubbing 8 days of nastiness of my body. I finally felt human again. After a quick pizza for lunch, we dropped off Amie Happy Isle and started our road trip through Death Valley and onto Vegas to catch a plane back home! What an awesome trip!