Category Yosemite

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 […]

West Coast Fall 2015, Part Five

10/22-11/2 Temperatures dipped that first night and we were glad to have a heater in the tent.  The bed would not win any awards for comfort, but we soon grew used to its shortcomings and slept well the balance of our stay.  With rain in the forecast we knew that our first full day in […]

West Coast Fall 2015, Part Four

10/22-11/2 The drive down from Angels Camp isn’t far from a mileage perspective, but it takes time due to the curvy nature of the roads, particularly a stretch between Moccasin and Priest Station just past the Don Pedro Reservoir (now seriously depleted due to California’s ongoing drought). Starting just east of Moccasin, State Route 120 […]