Queen's Inn by the River
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Woke to sunshine again - yep, while we are loving the warm weather I think most people are after a cool change and lots of rain.
We had a slow start, which wasn't unpleasant and over breakfast planned the day.
A trip to Bass Lake where there were some caches to try for, and then back to Yosemite National Park to Wawona to explore a waterfall and find a covered bridge.
We had a pleasant half hour wandering to a cache under a ...
... was impressive with a line up to pay our entrance fee ($30 - that's around fifty bucks Australian!)
Our first plan was a disappointment. The road to the original Mariposa Grove of Sequoias was closed for renovation and would be for the next 18 months or more. It is the home of some of the biggest and oldest living things on earth, but we weren't able to visit it.
However, the disappointment was soon forgotten as scenery opened up which was beautiful and ...
... and on messaging the owner (who had asked us to correspond back on the condition of his pond) he told us we could use the Weber with caution as the surrounding area was tinder dry. On second thought, Jonathan ended up cooking on the frying pan inside (we couldn't find any matches to light the BBQ anyhow).
Bellies full, we sat down and planned the next two days, our much anticipated venture into Yosemite Valley.
... McCoy, a hydrographer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. As a member of the Eastern Sierra Ski Club, McCoy noticed that Mammoth Mountain consistently had more snow than other mountains in the Sierras. He bought a portable rope tow from the club in 1941, usually keeping it at Mammoth. In 1953, the US Forest Service awarded a permit to McCoy to operate the ski area, and he built it into one of the largest in California – ...
... I just gave it a pass. Someday, I'll have to take Jody to Maryland for some real Maryland Lump Crab Cakes!
Tomorrow we are off to check out the Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park. The Giant Sequoias of Mariposa Grove in Yosemite were closed being renovated, so we should be able to see some big trees tomorrow.
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