We departed for Yosemite during rush hour, and were grateful we stayed in Oakland and not San Francisco where the traffic would have been much worse.
The drive itself required more focus than most out here. As we got within an hour or so of the park, the windy mountain roads and hair pin bends required slowing to under 20mph in some cases, or risk plummeting over the cliff edge. Beautiful nonetheless.
As you come through the tunnels towards Yosemite Village, the view is spectacular - high granite cliffs covered in huge trees stretching out into the distance, with the Merced River bubbling through the canyon. Our first stop on the one-way look around the village was bridalveil falls, a beautiful waterfall from the top cliff's edge. We scrambled on some of the rocks underneath it before heading further into the park.Read more