The year was 2012, a beautiful 15th day in September. Windy, sun glowing - a simply lovely day to be in the high sierras. Our first day in the park, we just enjoyed it, driving around, a little hiking & exploring here and there. We soaked in the views, breathed in the fresh mountain air. That night, we set up camp 30 minutes outside Yosemite Valley at Crane Flat campground - elevation 6,200 feet.