10/8/15 (Thursday) in Bass Lake, CA (Bass Lake Recreational Resort -ROD)
On our way by 8:30, Yay! Still, it took an hour to get to the south entrance ($30/car or free with Senior Pass). Great day, weather wise, sunny with highs in the 80’s. Since we were here 3 years ago, given a great tour by my cousin Roni, we started with the places we hadn’t been able to see then. To see our photos from that first visit on10/16/12, go to LINK.
Mariposa Grove (huge sequoia trees) unfortunately was closed for restoration until 2017. I was so looking forward to that one! On we went to Wawona Hotel, Wawona Visitor Center (former art studio for Thomas Hill), and the Pioneer Yosemite History Center:
They turned off the water when we left, so we think it’s because conservation is really important here.
Next we drove along the Glacier Point Road to
Our next hike was to Sentinel Dome (on Glacier Point Road, prior to reaching Glacier Point). We knew this would be a 1 mile hike in, but not that it included steep, rough terrain and getting the to very top of Sentinel Dome. Wow, though, the view was worth it!
A young, energetic couple. I was trying to be surrreptitious with taking their photo (friends were outside the frame), so I moved the camera before it had saved to disk, thus it’s blurry, but I just had to share!
We’d considered hiding to Taft Point, but we were SO tired and my feet hurt, so we drove to Raley’s (grocery store) in Oakhurst, then straight home, had supper and crashed for the night. No traveling tomorrow. We must be getting older….how could that be?