Travel Blogs from Crowley Lake
... Yosemite to Lone Pine, including a couple of short stops took just over 5 hours. Yosemite is, without doubt, a beautiful place with so much to see. I didn't want to leave and was amazed by the scenery. California is an incredible place! Loving the road trip ...
... that spread for miles. We arrived around 1pm at our deserted campsite (a cooler 2000ft above sea level than the 48 degree valley floor) and after putting up the tent and creating our own shade we used the car as a shade until the sun dipped behind the hills and we could sit outside without getting sunstroke. As it was cooling down the 12th car we had seen in the past 5 hours pulled up to the campsite. A lovely Dutch couple joined us at the campsite, ...
... we don't do frequently. We detoured purposely. We had been persuaded by our friend Nick and our own tasteful ambitions to take the John Muir Trail alternate instead of the Pacific Crest Trail for a fourteen mile divergence of the two. PCT goes high to Agnew pass, rocky, scrubby, highland typical. JMT goes up and down more, but overall a bit lower as it passes through the Lake Lands. We passed Trinity, Gladys, Rosalie, ...
... park which may or may not already have happened. He said they open it whenever they feel like it. We decided to keep driving and eventually got to the entry of Yosemite about another 25 minutes later and it was closed :( We spoke to the park people and they said they weren't sure when it would open, it could be ten mins or two hours. They asked if we had driven around the gate at the bottom (which actually isn't possible). Apparently the ...
Off to do a short hike this morning, one of the easiest in the valley and suitable for Josh to walk as well. There is a free shuttle service throughout the valley, so we got on where we were staying and off just near the start of the trail. The trail we chose was to Lower Yosemite Falls. It was all paved and fairly flat and then you could climb up and over the boulders and rocks to the pool at the base of the upper ...
Other places to stay in Crowley Lake
3236 Main St, Crowley Lake | 3 star hotelfrom $115
Meadow Lane, Crowley Lake | Hotelfrom $140
Sierra Nevada Rd, Crowley Lake | Hotelfrom $88
Arrowhead Lane, Crowley Lake | Hotelfrom $118
1914 Meridian Boulevard, Crowley Lake | Hotelfrom $182