Yosemite Ridge Resort
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- Pets allowed
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Fantastic day! We all slept in this morning . . . we are tired! The tent got a bit chilly overnight, but thankfully they have blankets here for us and we brought footed pajamas for Carolina. Chad and I are feeling our age and are stiff every morning, but we have been exerting ourselves in not-normal ways! Our first stop was to the Valley Vistor Center, and as recommended, we took the shuttle. :) We couldn't believe it, but when we walked in, there he was, probably ...
Monday we left Mesquite and drove drove about 6 hours over fairly desolate terrain to get to the East gate of Yosemite, California.I was glad that along the way we went through a small town where we were able to fill up with gas and that even though we were slowly climbing Iin elevation, the roads were not at all treacherous. After entering the East Gate we were driving on Tioga pass (6700 ft elevation ) and it took us ...
... on either side and to top off the effect a tunnel on the other side. The tunnel is from the old rail line and leads to a trailhead for a walk around the dam, but we had run out of time. Coming home we passed Evergreen which looked like a glorious place to stay, if we didn't make it out in time, but we did.
Dinner was at the Groveland Hotel where we just grabbed the last table. The meal was amazing and Nick received some very attentive service, lucky ...
... of the trees and visitors can go along it by an open top tram. It made one feel very small among these gigantic ancient trees. Even the roots of the fallen trees were were amazing to look at writhedand tangled like snakes.
That was only a small part of the storyof Josemite, a deep glaciated valley, the bedrock of whi ch is granite. A naturalist guide took us through part of the floor ...
... loving it up here which is such a relief. Yesterday we covered 19 miles which was tough but rewarding, getting to camp out at an altitude of almost 11,000 feet. Amazing sunset.
We're back in town tonight to recover before heading out for about 7 or 8 days toward a place called South Lake Tahoe, 150 miles north of here. I'm really excited about being out in the back country so long.
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