Even though I still find the shuttle bus systems in US National Parks one of the oddest things I'm highly thankful they exist. They saved my Grand Canyon adventures when I was very ill and now they are the means by while I can make the most of my short time in Yosemite.
So having spent the previous evening planning out short walks from shuttle bus stops and figuring how much is possible I start with a quick wander from the main base where we've been dropped at Yosemite Village. From here an easy walk talks me to a good view point for the Yosemite Falls which are really quite beautiful and en route I even manage to make a friends with the native wildlife.
|A friendly deer in Yosemite Village|
After a quick bus journey I head out to the base of El Capitan. One of the most famous climbing spots in Yosemite National Park its also is pretty impressive just to see. With only limited time I do a quick walk along the water, a very quick loop path and of course a little off the path wander but take plenty of photos before getting back on another shuttle bus and off to my next stop. Not quite exploring the American wilderness but can definitely appreciate the views and just from this spot alone I have fallen in love with Yosemite.
|In awe of the mountain range|
|Mirror Lake reflecting Mount Watkins|
Tomorrow's next stop on the camping tour is actually not camping and in fact a hotel in San Francisco. I wasn't much of a fan of San Francisco the first time who knows maybe the second time round will be better.