We followed a trail map to a waterfall, a couple of suspension bridges and a few other key points. Also, listed on the map was a house. We're still not sure why there was a house in the middle of the national park, or who the lucky occupant was. But, as we approached the house, a cat walked up to us on the trail. I was very skeptical of this "kitty" but it took a quick liking to Mike brushing up against his leg. I, on the other hand was hiding behind Mike. I kept saying, "Are you sure it's just a cat?" Mike said, "Of course, I'm sure". Just then the cat meowed - but this was no normal meow - the kitty growled at us! Needless to say, my hiking speed picked up a little at that point! Here is the quick snapshot we were able to take as we sped away:
There is so much more I could tell you about our trip but this post is already longer than I wanted it to be! We ended our vacation back in San Jose, ironically, our friend Heather was there for a night too (she's a flight attendant for Frontier!). We met up with her on our last night, closing out an awesome vacation!