It was especially great that we were invited to stay at a friend’s place really close to the entrance – and with full hookups to boot!
As far as getting around the park, it always took me about 45 minutes to get to Yosemite Village from the Big Oak Flat entrance. No matter how many times I drove it, the breathtaking beauty made me stop at pulloffs I’d seen before because each time it looked different.
Fall was an especially gorgeous time with the multi-colored leaves blowing across the road.
This was my favorite pulloff – about 17 miles from entrance. After a curve when you start seeing the river on the right, start looking for places to park on the right side of the road.
This is a view of Bridal Veil Falls. It was a bit disappointing that its flow was greatly diminished and Yosemite Falls was dry, but that only gives me reason enough to return in a different season.
I couldn’t regret being here at this time of year, though. This southern gal not used to such things will never take changing leaves for granted!
Another payoff was seeing the changing leaves on the row of trees leading up to El Capitan.
He really is the reigning king of Yosemite and seeing him framed by a golden crown of leaves was special indeed.
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