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May 13, 2009 - Yosemite!
We were up early for brekkie, another freebie in the hotel, this time they had fruit.. mmmm. Steve decided to have a dip in the pool instead of shower, while I Skyped my Ma & Pa. (ok he did shower too) We can really feel the difference in temperature now, it's got that open the door and get hit by the heat feeling. We were back on the road by 10:30 and headed for Yosemite. I am getting a bit of withdrawal symptoms for some trees, so I'm really looking forward to this part. Especially the tent cabin.. hee hee! As we drove closer to Yosemite,...Jump to full entry
May 4, 2009 - Yosemite
Monday After breakfast, we drove down to Yosemite Valley and now we were really in Yosemite! Very beautiful with highly photographed sights like El Capitan and Half Dome. It turned out that there were campsites available in the valley campgrounds, so we were able to switch to North Pines and made a reservation for dinner at the Awahnee Hotel, the famous and expensive old lodge there. It was fantastic! Tuesday It turned out that there was a volunteer living in the campground with a barking little dog confined outdoors in a small open cage -...Jump to full entry
Apr 29, 2009 - Yosemite
Cath and I drove the 9 hours from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite not entirely sure of what to expect when we arrived there. It is so difficult to explain the site of Yosemite Valley when you first lay eyes on it especially after the barren desert of Death Valley. The highway into the Southern entrance passes through a tunnel in the mountain and as you exit you are lambasted with what can only be described as paradise! Waterfalls cascading off sheer granite cliffs, thousand-year-old Sequoia trees, crystal clear creeks and rivers,...Jump to full entry
Apr 23, 2009 - Reunion !
Arrived in Coarsegold Ca- a few miles out of Yosemite- yesterday afternoon. A much better trip than the day before. Shortly after we arrived at the campground, MaryJane and John, friends from Canyon Vistas, pulled in. We didn't think we would see each other again so soon but our delay in San Bernardino made us catch up with their itinerary. How wonderful! They had been hiking all day and were quite exhausted. I had started pizzaiola so I just added another can of tomatoes and we ate together. So good to catch up with their news. We decided...Jump to full entry
Apr 21, 2009 - Yosemite National Park, CA
Yosemite National Park in eastern/central CA is one of the nicest US parks and probably the most crowded. Camping in it with a 30'trailer is also difficult as they only have a couple of campgound spaces to fit big rigs and reservations are filled within minutes of it hitting the internet. Thus, we stayed outside the park, but found there had been a rock slide a year ago which detoured the road to our campground and limited it to rigs no longer than 45'. Well, we called the campground owner and he said "no problem" and to go anyway and when...Jump to full entry
Apr 16, 2009 - Travel day to Yosemite from Sonoma; touring around Yosemite
Travel from Sonoma to Yosemite Had to stop to look at Dragons Entering Yosemite Valley is just the start. Lots of beautiful scenery on the way there. The Ahwanee Hotel is impressive, including its outside lawns, outside dining, beautifully appointed and huge lounge area, and massive dining room. Yosemite was pretty impressive too. We did some short touring, but tomorrow will be the big day.Jump to full entry
Mar 21, 2009 - Yosemite
The photos tell the weather story!! Our entry to Yosemite NP was greeted with sunny, 60 degree weather. NP awe inspiring views continue to take our breath away-majestic mountains, inspirational valleys, cascading waterfalls with powerful sounds-all in one eyeballs view! After a looooong drive from Oregon, we were very happy to see Wally, Jill, & Miles. Aren't all campfire dinners dee-licious? A simple but filling meal was ready for them. Miles is as tall as Big Daddy! I guess 14 year old boys are supposed to grow. Surprise, surprise! Pull...Jump to full entry
Nov 16, 2008 - Yosemite National Park here we come!
We got up about 8am today to get ready for our trip to Yosemite National Park. Em and Grant went to get the hire car about 9am so I took this opportunity to call mum which surprised her as she thought I didn’t have access to a phone! Was good to catch up though as we hadn’t spoken in about 7 weeks. Emily got back to the flat and we took the stuff down to the car. We ended up with a Mustang…not the most practical car for three people but Grant was happy! Once we worked out how we would all fit in we set off! It was a good job I have short...Jump to full entry
Oct 5, 2008 - Yosemite Valley
Leaving Grass Valley on Route 49 on our way to Yosemite National Park. Route 120 is off of Route 49 and heads towards Yosemite. The views were great but the rode was narrow and very windy but we made it with no mishaps. We pulled into Yosemite Pines RV Park for two days. Took the car and rode into Yosemite Valley, what beautiful views. Tomorrow we will go to Tiago Pass.Jump to full entry
Oct 5, 2008 - Yosemite
Yosemite National Park is utterly breathtaking! The first day we went into Yosemite Valley and hiked up to the top of Vernal Falls. You can see some of the steps in the photos. It was only a mile and a half but it was a one thousand foot elevation change and was quite a climb. The first part was trail and the last part was stone steps. At the top there was the Emerald Pool and we could see the Nevada Falls from there also. We saw a deer and buck when we were walking to the shops in the village but we had already offloaded our gear in the...Jump to full entry
Oct 4, 2008 - Yosemite
Arrived in Yosemite after a terrible Greyhound bus journey (Visalia to Merced) followed by a much better local bus into the park. The granite scenery of Yosemite is stunning. Stayed in Curry Village (a cross between a holiday camp and a shanty town!) in a tent cabin - several of which were crushed a few days after we left by a large rockfall - luckily no-one was hurt. Due to poor planning on our part and the high likelihood of the screaming ab dabs from one or both of us we didn't make it up Half Dome (the final ascent of which requires...Jump to full entry