More Yosemite Fun
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We paid for another night at Crane Flat Campground and then wandered down to the Valley. It is a 16-mile curvy, beautiful drive to the Day Parking Lot. The fire was still smoldering in the forest by the road, but traffic was not stopped today. In fact, we saw no one even monitoring all the smoking area!
The “big wall” rock climber’s exhibit in the Museum was fascinating. I was really tempted to buy the book, “Off the Wall” with stories of climbers’ demises, just to convince Lia not to do it. It was similar to the book about the
We enjoyed the shuttle to the
So we returned at 3pm to see if we got a site on this Friday night, at
However, while I was waiting afterward to see how far the Ranger had gotten down the waitlist, someone returned 2 cards to the Ranger because the people had changed their minds.
Then we were able to bless a young couple from
Of course, now as I type this, I wonder if we could have just offered them space on our site here! Ugh.
We visited the sani-station in the Upper Pines Campground (I think it’s the only dump station in
We biked around the campground, the nearby horse stables, and Happy Isle area with nature center, marsh, etc.
This is a very pretty park that really is “loved to death” even in the “off-season”. While park services are reduced in both hours and offerings, the park is very full and busy. I can only imagine how popular it is in the summer! We definitely could add to our “RV2: We’re Living It!” movie script from the laisez-faire attitude of Rangers in this lovely wilderness park. The free shuttle service is very nice with hybrid buses and an easy-to-understand number system with good routes and helpful drivers.