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United States
Yosemite Valley
Yosemite Valley (52)
Trip Date:2005-05-13 - 2005-05-15
# Photos:34 [View]
Countries visited:United States
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It is about 5 hours solid driving distance from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park. I did not out from my work until 8:00pm. I spent some time on the way to get some groceries for the next two days. When I got to the area close to the South Gate of the Park, it was over midnight.

I camped in a self service camping ground. Even if it was in May, it was still chilly in the mountain area. I woke up around 5:00am by the cold, as I brought only a light sleeping bag. It was almost dawn. So I got up drove into the park. I passed Wawona before the sunrise. I reached Wawona Tunnel at sunrise.

I was lucky to see the largest volume of the Yosemitte Falls and Bridalveil Falls of the year. Later I found that, one day after I left Yosemite, the Yosemite Valley was closed due to Merced River flooding.

Although I was told that Tioga Path is closed, I droved there to see if I could reach the top of Yosemite Falls from there. I tired and I had firmed proof that the road was closed. Still, it worth the drive, I had a very nice view of Entire Yosemite Valley.

When I came back to Yosemite Valley, the road to the Yosemite Valley was closed due to heavy traffic and the visitor count exceeded the capacity. I was held about one mile beyond the trail head to go to the top of the glacier point. I parked my car. Walked a mile to reach the trail head to climb Four Miles Trail from the bottom of the Yosemite Valley to the Glacier Point. Because that it was still heavy snow and ice on the top. I reached about 3 miles point. The last mile was blocked by snow. A warning sign showed that it is dangerous to try anything beyond that point. This picture was taken about the point as far as I can go.

After back from the hiking, it was almost sunset time. I spent about an hour at the Tunnel View point to take sunset pictures of the Valley. It was a beautiful sunset scene there. I was not able to find any legal camping/lodging inside the park. So, I went back to the outside of South Gate. I camped in the self-service camp ground again.

I did not back to the park the next day. I did a drive-and-stop along the way back to Los Angeles.

What a weekend!
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