Yosemite turned out to be every bit as beautiful as people had said. On my first day in the park I did the highest hike I was able to (they close a lot of the trails in winter for safety) which was the upper Yosemite Falls trail and on to Yosemite Point (2115m). The weather was beautiful which made for even more beautiful views.
Overnight and through to the next morning there was fresh snowfall so my second hike in the park was completely different and I switched my shorts and t-shirt for lots of layers plus hat and gloves! I stayed at a really nice hostel in the mountains which happened to have its own spa so my last night in Yosemite was spent in the sauna, hot tub and then upstairs for a nice mean in the cafe. Which I thought was well earned!
A 17 hour bus journey then took me to Portland, Oregon where I met Laura my next couch surfing host.
At Yosemite Point, with Half Dome in the background