Day Trip to Yosemite National Park
Melanie and I drove from Bagby Campground to Yosemite Valley (58.5 miles one way) for a quick day trip. There are closer places to access the park.
Neither of us had ever been to Yosemite National Park. Late winter means many of Yosemite's roads are still closed. We were fortunate the weather cooperated and allowed us to get out the bikes and take our time peddling around the valley.
We entered the park just after 7:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. There were few people about at that time so we made a few stops for photos driving in before finding a great spot to park Miranda along the roadway and just under Yosemite Falls. We had more coffee and breakfast in Miranda allowing the ambient temps to reach the low 50's.
While I don't know how many people might be in the park during the week this time of year, by midday on this Saturday traffic on the roadways inside the park increased substantially. The roads are amply wide so we had no problems using them to ride our bikes. There are also great bike/walkways in the park and we took advantage of them too.
We left headed back to camp around 4:00 p.m.
Note that beginning in May 20, 2022- September 30, 2022 timed entry will be in effect between 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and a reservation is required for entry.
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Steven and Melanie