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Los Angeles to Yosemite

Los Angeles to Yosemite

Los Angeles to Yosemite

The amazing places of the world just waiting to be explored. If that doesn’t sound interesting then maybe you should try reading a book. Or follow a blog. Or surf the internet. Some people do that even. But still, you should check out this blog's content whether you're looking for travel inspiration or just a good old fashioned laugh! Hopefully, you will gain some insight or find something inspiring or maybe see a place that looks really cool when you visit. Or take a picture of something

NATIONAL PARK

Because of its remote location, a road trip from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park is the fastest, most enjoyable, and most cost-effective way to see the park. Whether you're driving your personal car, picking up a rental at LAX, or renting an RV or campervan in Los Angeles, driving your own vehicle allows you the most freedom to explore the park.

Then continue on Highway-41 to Glacier Point road. After following the tight curves among the coniferous trees and alpine meadows you'll end up at an impressive vista where you can see about one-third of Yosemite National Park. Half Dome, waterfalls, and high alpine peaks are some of the impressive sites you'll have from here. (Source:wonderfulwanderings.com)

DRIVE

5am wake up. It was hard having not slept on Friday night. We got up slowly, packed the car and headed for sunrise at Glacier Point. The windy drive up there always builds anticipation of the gorgeous views to come. We saw daylight getting brighter and brighter and feared we might miss it but we didn’t. Only one other car there made it feel like we had the place to ourselves. We made our signature breakfast burritos and coffee as we saw the sun rise right next to Half Dome. The view was breathtaking. Seeing the look on her face as she saw it for the first time was filling.

Leaving on Friday night was a must for two reasons: to get to Camp 4 (first come, first serve campsite) early enough to get a spot and to be in the valley by sunrise. This meant we had to start driving at 11:30pm on Friday night to get to the valley by 5am Sunday. It would be a good strategy to take turns driving so we could both sleep but I get car sick easy unless I am driving. I bit the bullet and drove the whole way and she stayed awake with me (for the most part). (Source: www.theoutbound.com)

WAY

There was way too much time in the van. Two hours of pickups, starting with us at 5:45 am, and not actually beginning to see yosemite till later. No drinks were provided, until much later, when we were given a "souvenir" mug to fill with spring water from yosemite. The driver took his time getting to mariposa, and then we had no time to go see the giant sequoias that we so badly wanted to see because he said there was no time....and then we were brought back to fresno for our train, a full hour before the train was scheduled to leave. When I asked about this tour, I asked if there was some hiking, and I was told yes, there is an option of a 4 mile hike. That was not true. I was with a teenage son who really wanted more hiking.

Leaving on Friday night was a must for two reasons: to get to Camp 4 (first come, first serve campsite) early enough to get a spot and to be in the valley by sunrise. This meant we had to start driving at 11:30pm on Friday night to get to the valley by 5am Sunday. It would be a good strategy to take turns driving so we could both sleep but I get car sick easy unless I am driving. I bit the bullet and drove the whole way and she stayed awake with me (for the most part). (Source: www.theoutbound.com)

 

 

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