Yosemite Gateway Motel
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... the park, Stacey decided to give Matthew a nebulizer treatment to help his breathing since we would again be driving over a high mountain pass. He still didn't feel good once we were on the ascent road so Stacey gave him a little Dramamine. Seemed to do the trick because he was fine the rest of the way. Upon our approach to Toulomine Meadow, we saw a large coyote on the side of the road. We stopped at the meadows to take a short walk in the high altitude ...
... granite rocks around us. Our fruit, yoghurt and granola went down a treat whilst enjoying the vast scenery around us.
We continued on the Tioga Pass which took us through an amazing diversity of scenery. We passed high sierra, granite cliffs, sequoia groves and deep valleys. What a beautiful place this is.
After 2 hours driving, we were entering Yosemite ...
... BBQ. We opted for Bodie Mike's.
After dinner we decided that we should probably drive to South Tufa like the visitor center suggested to find out what a Tufa is, and why they're worth driving 10 miles to go see!
This takes us back south down CA-395 five miles to the south shore of Mono Lake. Mono Lake we learned, is a salt lake, many times more salty and alkaline than ocean water. To the touch the water actually feels ...
... to an altitude of 10,000 feet and takes over 1 hour to drive accross. As dusk was fast approaching, we found a nice hiding place where the park rangers would not find us at night. We decided to read through the literature they had given us when we entered the park. Again, we learnt some interesting facts:
1.There are bears
2.Bears can break into your car
3.Bears can smell food in your car
4.THERE ARE BEARS!!!
We camped out a couple hours outside of Yosemite National Park and got up early to go hiking today. We stayed in a campsite where there were literally planes, trains, and automobiles making loud noises the entire night. Oh well... This trip is more exciting than sleep. Yosemite was gorgeous! We hiked up to the ...