I have being planing a vacation between taking a Cabin in a mountain somewhere, a cabin where you spend most part of the day in the outside Hiking and around the water.
But after one week thinking where we can have the most of our week fun we decided to go to Yosemite and Sequoia for our week vacation.
I know they’re distance apart but its doable. So I made reservation in a town called Mariposa. If you want to know more about this town Click here The town looks like a western town If you imaging it like in a western movies Like Bonanza, or John Wayne movies.
It was very exciting. Also, we made a reservation in a hotel close to sequoia mountain vacation for couple days. For after our Yosemite visit.
We Visited in August and left Orange county about 10 am.
And we made few stops along the way and we arrived at Mariposa around 5 P.M. stayed in this town 3 days visiting Yosemite daily.
This is my first time being in Yosemite it is incredible place. But the sad things there was a big fire about 2 weeks before and looking at the burned large parts of the forest driving from our Hotel to Yosemite Valley, Even the forest is so large when you are in the park you don’t see anything from the burned area.
But we still could smell it.
The important question here how much you like the outdoor? if you don’t You will find it long drive, And if you do like the outdoor like I do, you will think you’re in heaving, nice drive around you pine trees beautiful sceneries.
I really don’t want it to end what a beautiful place for vacation and forget about the daily stresses.
And there is a river running through the valley, Its beautiful. We took a hike on a trail until I was unable to walk then Had to walk back and you’re having too much fun you don’t feel the sore muscle until you sit in the car to drive back to the Hotel. But it is worth it.
All the pictures I’m sharing in this blog are pictures I took myself.
What we found up there an incredible scenery, Large Rocks on the right and on the left and on one side a water fall from the top of the mountain and you will be able to see most of the pictures we took up there.
Actually It gives me goose bumps even thinking about it.
And while driving or walking you may find some deer or two around and when some deer appear people all the way around stops to take pictures. And the ones we saw they didn’t even walk away like they seen people always and not afraid anymore.
Also, there’re signs that you may encounter some Bears around, But we did not see any Only Deer.
The camp grounds in Yosemite is reserved year in advance,
If you don’t have reservation don’t even try. There are huge campgrounds and it is hard to believe all are full, But they are.
It is crowded up there with cars and lots of people walking around enjoying the gorgeous sceneries, you can take trails and walk for 5 or 6 miles if you want to.
Also, rock climbing is also available but, that one not for me it looks intimidating. It is amazing to see with the driving distance to make it up there and the amount of people up there.
It is so crowded up there heavy traffic for the top of the mountain and there are a nice Gift shop and groceries store and sandwich shop up there they’re all busy lines at all the cashiers, Amazing I wasn’t expecting to see this up there.
Well after the third day there we left in the morning, and took a different road to go to our next Hotel the closest to sequoia.
And it was mid-afternoon we looked around and found a place for my young granddaughter to play and have some fun playing until dinner time and then had our dinner and ended the day.
The next morning after breakfast we drove up to Sequoia mountain where we are very familiar with as we being there many times and this place just as beautiful and had its own beauty.
Very large trees and very high and old that’s what Sequoia known by.
Also, there is a huge rock they engraved steps on its side you can climb all the way to the top.
I did that many times they said the rock stands half mile up. When you are at the top you can see the next city below it is amazing.
Also signs up there warned you to be careful and watch for thunders. One time I remember I was at the top in august at 2 o, clock P.M. And I could hear a loud thunders. And this rock is so beautiful everyone get to see it at least once.
You can see the older and the largest trees in Sequoia, You can find some already falls down to the ground and laying flat on the ground it is 20 ft height in Diameter and is 2300 years old (that’s Old).
And there is One tree down also and there is a road going thru the tree they had it cut enough for cars and vans to go across.
And Many still standing looks like up in the sky.
Also, I have seen Deer around just eating and I think they seen Humans many times before they don’t run when they see someone you can take pictures and kids enjoy watching them with no Problems.
Great vacation place I always loved Sequoia for great vacation and fun time.