After leaving the busy city of San Francisco behind, it was time for some nature! A lot of nature! First stop: Yosemite National Park.Yosemite is really gorgeous. It has incredible mountains (some still with some snow on it!) and even more incredible waterfalls (in spring they are the biggest!).We got up really early – thank you jetlag – and entered the park way before the masses arrived. Around 9 we started to do the Misty Trail. It sounded so mysterious that we had to do it. Later we found out why it was called “Misty”…This huge waterfall produces a thick, wet mist that you have to cross! Thank god for our waterproof windbreakers :-p I was soaked! At some point it started raining, purely from the waterfall mist. How cool is that! The rocks were very slippery!After about and hour or so we climbed the first waterfall! And took a nice break. A lovely blue bird joined us. But wait, there is another waterfall above this waterfall… we could hear it. So we continued through the forest.I told you we heard another waterfall!We decided to climb that one as well!The rock formations were beautiful!And the views were amazing :-)Finally we made it and took a break on top of Yosemite park :DIt was pretty scary, since there are no railings, just steep cliffs…But apparently Ward is not afraid of heights… He just sat on the edge on top of the waterfall!!!The scale of it all is hard to capture in photos. See if you can spot Ward:How about in this one?After a nice break we started to head down again.And took lots of photogenic breaks :pAsquirrel followed us around trying to get our cookiesHooray that was our Yosemite adventure! The next day, we headed to Sequoia National Park.Sequoia was high in the mountains and it was pretty cold! But the worlds biggest trees are here. Apparently for them this place has the exact right characteristics for them to grow so huuuge and oooold. Ward was cimbing rocks to get the perfect shot :)This shot!:We also visited the biggest tree in the world “General Sherman” :) (He didn’t fit in the photo :P)There was one tree fallen over that we could walk through:If this all wasn’t amazing enough, we ran into a group of bears on our way back to our lodge!Supercool!!!! We had an amaaaazing time in these two parks!But enough forests for now: our next stop was going to be: the desert!