Thursday, July 07, 2016

Spring & Summer In Yosemite National Park

Sunset on Tuolumne Meadow

We're back after a long hiatus due to personal reasons. It's already summer in California and most places are either too hot or too crowded. So we decided to go to East Yosemite following the Tioga Pass. East side of the park is relatively less crowded compare to the valley. It was supposed to be sunny sky but we got lucky and there was a small storm coming in. We had a lot of cloud in the sky which mostly cleared out by sunset. Tuolumne meadows are the most famous location in this side of the park. Due to its high elevation, it's still Spring with wildflowers and green grass cover the whole area.

The next day, we went to the valley to go to Glacier point. The traffic was horrible. It took 3 hours to get out of the valley (only 10 miles road). But we made the most out of the situation and hiked around waiting for traffic to thin out. It was bad to go on July 4th weekend, the busiest day of the year in Yosemite. But we made it. We got to Glacier point about 30 minutes before sunset; yet, there was no parking. We parked in Washburn point and walked down instead. Despite all the traffics, we had a wonderful time at the park. We plan to go back there this fall. Hopefully, we can enjoy it even more with less people.