After Sequoia and Kings Canyon, we headed to Fresno as a staging time before we camped for 3 nights in Yosemite. The boys enjoyed playing Legos and going shopping for some of the last minute purchases we needed to make.
Then on Wednesday morning we headed to Yosemite. It’s absolutely breath-taking. It was much busier than Sequoia, but the crowds didn’t overwhelm us until we saw what the weekends were like, so by Saturday morning, we were ready to head out. =) The tunnel view – the first view of the valley – was stunning.
Highlights here included:
Camping and having s’mores every night,
hiking to Sentinel Dome (seriously, we highly recommend this! It’s the second highest spot in the valley and the views are spectacular and it’s not too busy),
ice cream at Glacier Point,
biking through the valley (would highly recommend this, too, but wished we had our own bikes),
various little hikes to see beautiful spots in Yosemite,
and rafting down the river (also, have some grace, this was after 3 nights of camping and no showers…. :P).
Yosemite was lovely. We will definitely return some day!!