Yosemite

Yosemite National Park

Atlanta āœˆ Sacramento šŸš— Yosemite šŸš— Sacramento āœˆ Atlanta

Merced

Merced California

On the early morning drive to Yosemite NP, you have the option to pass through Merced, California. Ā This route offers up beautiful views of rolling hills set against theĀ Sierra Nevada mountains.

Sunrise on Yosemite Central Highway

Entrance to Yosemite

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Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Valley

Beneath the grandeur of the granite facesĀ is the water that makes YosemiteĀ a destination forĀ 4-5 million visitors a year.

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Yosemite Falls

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. Ā 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. Ā The spray from the falls covers the trail – necessitating some careful foot work.

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Nevada Falls

Nevada falls feeds the lower Vernal falls.

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Liberty Cap

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Trees

The top of Nevada Falls offers a great spot to hammock.

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Starlight

Sleeping Under the Stars

A total lack of street lighting, and distant cities makes for beautiful star watching, and a great spot to sleep. Ā Albeit with some road noise.

Sacramento

Sacramento offers some beautiful views including historic swing bridges.

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Flight

The flight home – given clear skies is punctuated with views of the Sierra Nevadas, Rockies, and the Great Plains.