Yosemite National Park
Atlanta ✈ Sacramento 🚗 Yosemite 🚗 Sacramento ✈ Atlanta
On the early morning drive to Yosemite NP, you have the option to pass through Merced, California. This route offers up beautiful views of rolling hills set against the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Sunrise on Yosemite Central Highway
Entrance to Yosemite
Beneath the grandeur of the granite faces is the water that makes Yosemite a destination for 4-5 million visitors a year.
Falling 2,425 feet, Yosemite fall is the highest waterfall in Yosemite National Park as well as North America.
Vernal Falls Trail
Mist Trail - Vernal Falls
The Mist Trail includes both the Vernal and Nevada falls hikes. A round trip distance of 5.4 miles and over 2000 feet of elevation gain, the trail offers stunning views of some of the most powerful waterfalls in Yosemite. The spray from the falls covers the trail – necessitating some careful foot work.
Nevada falls feeds the lower Vernal falls.
The top of Nevada Falls offers a great spot to hammock.
Sleeping Under the Stars
A total lack of street lighting, and distant cities makes for beautiful star watching, and a great spot to sleep. Albeit with some road noise.
Sacramento offers some beautiful views including historic swing bridges.
The flight home – given clear skies is punctuated with views of the Sierra Nevadas, Rockies, and the Great Plains.