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Yosemite Creek

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  • Day10

    Day 10 Yosemite

    January 26 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    Today we were up at the crack to drive to Yosemite National Park, about a 4.5 hour drive. Jem is still happily driving the 12 seater tour bus. The kids think it’s a bit ‘special ‘.

    After only one stop at Starbucks we arrived in Yosemite around midday. We are staying one night in a lodge here but couldn’t check in till after 4 so we continued our tour around Yosemite in our bus, looking for snow and beautiful vistas for Rose to photograph. It was around 7 degrees and foggy so pretty cold outside of the car. It will go down to minus 2 degrees tonight. The whole valley is absolutely beautiful with tall, tall trees, rivers, waterfalls all around. We found some snow and had fun throwing some snow balls.

    We’re not allowed to leave food in our car overnight so the bears won’t break into it. We have a beautiful view outside our room.

    Tomorrow we drive to Monterey and may catch up with Matt and Leah on the way.
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  • Day13

    Yosemite Valley NP, California

    August 8, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Yosemite ist riesig und ein Tag (wie für viele Orte unserer Rundreise) einfach zu kurz! Es gibt zwar Shuttle-Busse, aber man muss trotz allem viel mit dem Auto machen. Bei der Ausfahrt am Abend kam es dann auch zeitweise zu Stau. Jährlich 3 Millionen Besucher zieht der NP an. Dementsprechend voll war es auch. Aber immerhin angenehme Temperaturen von bis zu 30 Grad C am Tag.

    Wir sind zuerst mit dem Auto auf den südlich des Valleys gelegenen Aussichtspunkt Glacier Point gefahren. Eine atemberaubende Aussicht in Höhe von 2200m auf das Valley und die gegenüber liegenden Yosemite Falls, den Half Dome, Vernal Fall.

    Dann ging es runter ins Valley, wo wir noch ein paar kurze Wanderungen zu den Bridalveil Falls, Vernal Falls und zu den Yosemite Falls gemacht. Und dann war der Tag auch schon wieder vorbei.

    Wildlife war nur spärlich vorhanden: Squirrels, Rehe, Hirsche, aber keine Schwarzbären, die hier auch recht häufig vorkommen sollen.

    Morgen geht's dann schon wieder weiter nach San Francisco. Da geht die Temperatur dann wohl noch mal auf max. 20 Grad C herunter.
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  • Day28

    Dolina Yosemite

    August 14, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Po godzinie jazdy z Glacier Point dotarlismy w serce doliny Yosemite. Swietnie zorganizowane kempingi, z pomyslem poprowadzony ruch drogowy i dobra baza sklepow, restauracji, pralni i sanitariatow. Wszystko w tak urokliwym otoczeniu! Miejsce idealne. Po raz pierwszy pozalowalismy ze mamy tu tylko jeden dzien. Popoludniowy odpoczynek zakonczylismy w krystalicznie czystym strumieniu.Read more

  • Day500

    Yosemite Nationalpark

    June 20, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    In den vergangenen Wochen haben uns andere Reisende immer wieder vom Yosemite NP erzählt und kamen aus dem schwärmen gar nicht mehr raus - die Vorfreude war also riesig. Das Beste zum Schluss sozusagen. Wir fuhren gegen Mittag am Westeingang in das Yosemite Valley ein und tuckerten gleich zum Campground durch, mit der Hoffung noch einen Platz zu ergattern. Vorausbuchen bringt übrigens nicht, ausser man macht es 3-4 Monate vorher. Täglich werden noch einige Plätze im sogenannten „3 pm sale“ vergeben, vorausgesetzt man hat sich in der Warteliste eingetragen. 10 Plätze waren zu vergeben, wir waren Nummer 32 auf der Liste.🙈 Naja für einmal kein Glück
    (Das gleiche Spiel war übrigens auch am kommende Tag nicht fruchtend, obwohl wir uns bereits um 8 Uhr morgens einschrieben).

    Nichtsdestotrotz genossen wir den angebrochenen Tag im Valley und besuchten einige Wasserfälle (es gibt viele). Zum übernachten fuhren wir bis vor den Parkeingang und stellten uns an den Strassenrand neben die anderen Camper, welche auch kein Platzglück hatten. Tag 2 begann früh, wie gesagt mit dem Einschreiben auf der Warteliste. Danach montierten wir die Wanderschuhe und liefen einige leichte Trails ab.
    Der Nationpark ist bekannt für seine Granitfelsen, welche das Valley umgeben, die vielen Wasserfälle sowie die Mammutbäume im Süden. Kletterer lieben den Park und bei genauem Hinschauen sieht man sie sogar als winziger Punkt in der massiven Wand hängen.

    Einen Tag später wollten wir das Valley
    auch noch von oben sehen und machten uns darum auf den Weg zum höchsten Aussichtspunkt, dem Glacier Point. Der Rundumblick von diesem Punkt ist echt atemberaubend, wir lassen wieder einmal die Bilder sprechen.
    Auf dem Weg zum Südeingang gab es nochmals einige grosse Bäume, Mammutbäume, zu entdecken. Ging leicht, man kann sie nicht übersehen.😂 Anschliessend ging es weiter südwärts, die letzten zwei Nationalparks wollten auch noch entdeckt werden.

    Was wir sonst noch gesehen haben im Yosemite? Tausende von Menschen und lange Warteschlangen... wir wollen uns gar nicht vorstellen, was hier während der Haupsaison los ist.🤔
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  • Day5

    Yosemite National Park

    September 20, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Raus aus der Wüste und rein in die Berge! Yosemite liegt bei etwa 2.000 Metern Höhe in der Sierra Nevada. Die bekanntesten Felsen sind El Capitan und Half Dome. Obwohl wir Stunden hier verbringen, haben wir nur einen sehr kleinen Teil des Parks gesehen; doch diese beiden waren dabei.

  • Day22

    Day 21 Yosemite National Park

    September 19, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Heute wurde das Yosemite Valley angeguckt. Heute war es auch etwas wärmer 😅
    Eine kleine Wanderung von ca. 13 Kilometern wurde ebenfalls gemacht. Ein paar Eindrücke folgen. Es ist der letzte Tag in freier Natur, morgen geht es wieder Richtung San Francisco und Samstag auch schon wieder zurück nach Deutschland 🇩🇪😄Read more

  • Day22

    #21 Yosemite Nationalpark/valley view

    October 5, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    After the giant trees we drove to YosemiteValley, on the way we stopped at different scenery spots with stunning views!
    In the Valley we had a little walk between all this impressive mountain formations, El Capitan, Half Dome...with a perfect sundowner this first day ends!

  • Day30

    Yosemite National Park

    November 17, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Up early in the freezing temperatures and headed across to Yosemite National Park, about 30 minutes drive away. We were a little limited in what we could do because of Schnitzel, who as usual was only allowed on paved trails, so we had to pick and choose quite a bit.

    But it worked out, we managed to drive the typical 2 hour Yosemite Valley loop, including Bridalveil Falls, Half Dome, El Capitan and a few other sights as well, and we filmed as we went.

    Spent a couple of hours in the afternoon driving up to Glacier Point lookout, which we assumed would be closed by now but thankfully wasn't! We'd gotten in just in time, as it looked like a large dump of snow was incoming for next weekend and if we'd arrived then, we likely wouldn't have seen anything!

    Last stop for the day was to the southern end of Yosemite, the giant sequoia trees. I remembered visiting these as a kid, although you can't drive up to them anymore - you have to get a shuttle bus from a carpark 10 minutes away. We got one of the last buses of the day in fading light, but still managed to fit in a mile-long walk to see the more impressive trees. Largest trees in the world, though not the tallest - those are the redwoods which we'll encounter soon.

    Back to the campground for the night where we had dinner in the on-site restaurant. Slightly overpriced but the queues were horrendous - pretty much everyone on site had the same idea and it took over 30 minutes to queue up for food! But it was tasty stuff, and they had a local band playing inside so the atmosphere was quite festive (thankfully we'd left Schnitzel in the cabin before they started up).
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  • Day27

    Yosemite NP

    July 11, 1992 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Went back to Carl's Jr for breakfast as well! Discovered that now Nicole was breaking out all over with with chicken pox. We had suspected it the night before and the morning confirmed it. We covered her in calomine where it wouldn't show and paxyl the rest. Also gave her some panadol. Was nearly 11 before heading off for Yosemite. Just as well it wasn't too far. Had to go northwest along 395 as far as Lee Vining, with a couple of lakes and old craters to see along the way.

    From Lee Vining turned southwest toward the park and had to go up through Tioga Pass, elevation 9941 ft, the highest in the US. It was quite chilly and I had packed our sweaters separately in anticipation. The countryside was very pretty. Large pine trees alongside peaceful lakes. Lots of boulders around - mostly granite - the whole of Yosemite is basically igneous plutonic rock. A couple of inviting walks to on but we had to keep pushing on. We were hardly in the park.

    We stopped at several picturesque viewpoints, some with large forests of pine, some with waterfalls, some with deep valleys. Went past a small glacier but only patches of snow visible from the car. Also stopped at one point and saw a very tame couple of marmots, and everywhere lots of jumpy squirrels. We also took time to pull off and look at a grove of giant sequoia trees, including one that you can drive through. However the road was only one way and we had to go about 20 miles out of our way. It was a very pretty detour though and I was glad we took it.

    By the time we actually got to Yosemite Valley it was quite late in the day and raining we took some hasty photos of El Capitan and Bridal Veil falls. By the time we got to the village a thunderstorm was upon us, and we took refuge in a cafe before getting to the visitor centre for a quick look. We decided there was no point in hanging around so we headed off for our lodge in El Portal. Quite nice it was too, with a little kitchenette, coffee maker and fridge. Quaint wooden carvings of bears around the place.

    The boys headed off for the pool while Nicole had a sleep, then we tidied up for dinner in the 50s style diner. A young fellow took our order then came back after 10-15 minutes with the news that everything in the kitchen was stuffed up and we would be waiting a while. He told us someone else would be waiting on the table. After a while we surmised that he in fact was the problem and had been demoted. We asked a waitress to take our order and were soon served. Needless to say we didn't leave a tip. I patted Nicole down with calomine before going to bed.
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  • Day5

    Yosemite

    July 28, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 81 °F

    Wow. This place is totally beautiful. Definitely cannot do everything in one trip. Andie died on the Yosemite falls trail that we did, but a long nap and some coffee seemed to have revived her. Totally excited to explore the rest of the park tomorrow!

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