Yosemite National Park – what to do in the Valley and Tuolumne Meadows

Yosemite National Park is without a doubt one of my favorites! I’m sure you’ve seen Yosemite high up in the rankings of best US national parks. Am I right? Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s for a good reason! Continue reading “Yosemite National Park – what to do in the Valley and Tuolumne Meadows”

California: Five National Parks in one epic week – Part II

Here’s Part II of our week in California in which we visited 5 National Parks. You can find the itinerary of the first part of our trip here!

Day 4 – Yosemite National Park – Yosemite Valley

Highlights: Mirror Lake, Columbia Rock, Three Brothers, El Capitan, Valley View, Bridalveil Falls, Cathedral Rocks, Tunnel View, Glacier Point, Mariposa Grove

Our second day in Yosemite was not as good of an experience because of the heavy smoke created by the fire in the nearby area. Mirror Lake was in our itinerary for the day so we took the shuttle to the trailhead anyway. Continue reading “California: Five National Parks in one epic week – Part II”

California: Five National Parks in one epic week – Part I

California has something that keeps pulling you back in, doesn’t it? My first visit to Cali (and to the U.S. for that matter) was when I was 17. A lot has changed since then, that’s for sure, but the longing to go back to the “Golden State” had not. Continue reading “California: Five National Parks in one epic week – Part I”