Cedar Crest Resort
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... more than 1,000 hikes across the state, we’ll take that as a solid recommendation to scale Sentinel Dome.
The trail climbs vertically 400 feet to a final elevation of 8,100 feet. From the top of Sentinel Dome, you have a 360-degree view of Yosemite National Park. Looking west, we look down Yosemite Valley and beyond to the Merced River canyon. On exceptionally clear days, you can see all the way to Mt. Diablo in the Coastal ...
... were coming closer to the foothills we could see smoke from some of the forest fires. The fires are not near us at all, but the camp site folks tell us that if the wind shifts it can blow in for a while and then can blow away.
Our campground is located in a wooded valley about 12 miles from Yosemite. It is a medium sized private campground that appears smaller than it is due to the way the sites are broken up. As ...
... posts we passed on the way through and got a kick out of how big the trees were. He even got to stand inside one, which was pretty neat. We also ran into another family walking on the trail with a boy about the same age as him, maybe a little older. They got into a bit of discussion about trees and fires. It was pretty cute. Along the walk we also collected pine cones, because they're huge. At first we assumed that since they were so big, they must obviously be sequoia pinecones, ...
We had collected our hire car and driven a section of Highway 1 from San Fran to Santa Cruz before heading inland. The coastal section was spectacular, but would have been more magnificent had the sun been shining. As it was, it was a bit of a gray day. The surfers sure looked cold in the crashing waves. Along the way, we saw many crops growing in the fields, but I was most enthralled by the extensive orchards of pistachios. I would ...
... about the park. It was hard to take it all in due to the heat. It was about 35•C.
After the tour we decided to take a walk to get a better view of the Yosemite falls. For a while we just stood and watched the last of the water falling over the cliff side. They expected it to dry up within a week. It was very tempting to stand underneath and cool down.
We then took a walk to Yosemite Village half expecting to see the short films we had heard ...