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Driving to Yosemite -- IN THE SNOW!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

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We get up early and I take one last look at Morro Rock
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We pack up and start our 6 hour drive to Yosemite National Park. Last November, I called for Yosemite Campground reservations as soon as reservations for this week opened. They only have about 5 campsites in the valley that fit our size RV so I knew it was going to take some planning in getting a reservation. Reservations opened at 10am; by 10:30am, all 5 campsites were reserved. I didn’t get my first choice, but I was happy to get a reservation.

The roads to Yosemite are small roads, except the highway through Fresno. The road we took out of Morro Bay was extremely windy and hilly, but we made it through without incident. It was probably good practice for later in the day when we got to Yosemite. Not only was the 2 lane road curvy and hilly in Yosemite, but it started to snow! There were some tense moments when it was also foggy. Jere took it slow, and with the help of some ‘white knuckles’ steering, we arrived at our campsite by 5pm.

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It was only raining in the valley, so we dumped our tanks in the rain and backed into our campsite, with it’s many obstacles, in the rain also. It’s a nice campsite, but not the easiest place to back into.

We set up camp and have a late dinner and early bedtime.

Posted by jengelman 11:24 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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