Category Yosemite

On the Road Again, Part Six

August 24 – September 6 As planned, we left late in the morning for the drive up to Tioga Pass and Tuolumne Meadows.  The road is only open for a limited time each year due to heavy snow and is generally not accessible until late June or early July.  We’ve driven this way a few […]

On the Road Again, Part Five

August 24 – September 6 We bade Jessica and Kris farewell Monday morning and hit the road for Yosemite on a now familiar route through the Central Valley onto Hwy. 120 and then uphill at Don Pedro Reservoir to the town of Priest. With over one hundred curves and hairpin turns, this stretch of the […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Yosemite, Part Two

June 18 – 20 Our plan for the day was to hike out of Happy Isles and take the Muir Trail towards Vernal Falls.  Some folks in the group were either recovering from knee surgery or on their way towards it and so it was agreed that those who felt like it would go as […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Yosemite, Part One

June 18 – 20 After leaving San Luis Obispo and our hearty lunch, we made good time into Oakland and caught a break with the traffic.  With luck on our side we found a spot on the street close to the apartment where we could park for the two hours needed to get us to […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – June Itinerary

June 1 -30 June Itinerary This will give you an idea about where we will be heading throughout the month of June. Legend: Bold/Underline/Italics = Camping Day Month Date Day# Destination Lodging Friday June 1 19 Santa Fe, Nm Santa Fe KOA Saturday June 2 20 Meadview, Az Aggie and Dick Sunday June 3 21 Henderson, […]

West Coast Fall 2015, Part Seven

  10/22-11/2 With a relatively short drive back to Oakland that Thursday and a bit of time on our hands with Jessica and Kris at work all day, we elected to visit Tuolumne Grove, one of Yosemite’s three Sequoia groves (the other two are Mariposa and Crane Flat), just past the Tioga Road turnoff. Not […]

West Coast Fall 2015, Part Six

10/22-11/2 We left the Visitor Center and walked back over to the food shops at the Village, picking up some coffee and soup to go along with the sandwich’s we had made back at camp.  It was pleasantly chilly, to sit outside and enjoy the clear air and pleasant surroundings.  Once finished we walked a […]