From the trailhead we can already see that we have a beautiful day ahead of us. The poofy clouds just made the sky more photogenic.
The winter trail markers in the trees were license plates (?). At the top: National Park Service. Bottom: Dept of Interior. A number in the middle. Shape and size of license plates. Strange but cool - never seen trail markers like this before.
When backpacking I usually prefer to visit less popular locations where we can be by ourselves, but this spot is not one of those. No matter, I spent most of the time staring at the view instead of noticing the people around us.
It was a fun evening - we watched climbers bivying on the face of North Dome (headlamps gave them away), and the twisting headlights of cars driving to and from Glacier Point. No lack of activity to watch from this campsite.