Made it to the valley after seven hours! We took a one hour detour to Glacier Point to see the valley from above. After that, we drove to Cathedral Beach to look at El Capitan through telescopes. I forgot how many people are in this valley, and that there even is a rush hour. The Nose looks fairly crowded and the hot weather and fires on the way in were slightly discouraging. Service is non existent and the wifi is overused—there are tons of people in this one tiny building trying to do business and stuff on their computers! Training starts tomorrow and hopefully will only last for one day as I'm ready to get on the wall.