Mammoth Creek Inn
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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The Mardi Gras breakfast leaves a lot to be desired.
Let's just leave it at that.
Oh, it would be great if there was actually internet in the room, too, rather than having to sit amongst the drinking, smoking glazed gamblers in the lobby or bar area.
Moving on, and I was...
Goodbyes to the 4 Corners group over …
... to the Vons grocery store to stock up for a picnick. We then drove up to the adventure center to purchase tickets for the shuttle which, similar to Zion, is the only way to get into the valley to reach our planned destination, the Rainbow Falls. Half an hour later we found ourselves deep in the valley at the start of the 2km trail to the falls. As it was downhill it didn't take us too long to get there and we were soon munching on our picnick sitting on ...
... to get some pics with some Joshua Trees which pretty cool. It is remarkable that they survive in this harsh environment. Some of the scenery on stretch of our trip has been breathtaking.
Next stop was Darwin which although not abandoned itself (we did see two residents) it was full of abandoned cars, trucks, and houses. There were a disproportionate number of VW Beetles for some reason.
Next up was Lone ...
... with housing developments on both sides spreading across the valley. Ah, we found out where the people were when we were in town on Tuesday.
Moving past Carson City, we continued through the Carson River basin. On both sides of the road are large fields with cows and more cows. This is ranch country! Along the way there were smaller towns that are the hubs of the ranch community. ...
After leaving Oakhurst, we headed the short journey up Highway 41 to Yosemite National Park. We drove slowly up to 8000ft through giant redwood forests taking in amazing views of the valley and mountains. We ended up in Yosemite Valley, the main tourist area of Yosemite. It has shops and restaurants as well as a key starting point for a range of hikes. We decided to go and see Yosemite Falls, the highest waterfall in North America, and ...