Yosemite Park, Sierra Nevada, California – Drive Through

After Mammoth Lakes and before driving to Las Vegas, on day 8,  we headed towards Yosemite Park, destination number 6 of the trip.

Already the drive from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite Park was stunning and took circa 1.5 hours. There were lots of beautiful mountains and lakes on the way and at some spots you could look incredibly far.

Way to Yosemate Park

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Yosemite takes circa 30 USD for a day pass for one vehicle – totally worth it. Though the nature around the park itself is stunning too, there are just so many special scenic spots in the park you won’t see otherwise. We entered the park via the Tioga entrance and drove to Yosemite Village.

 

Yosemite National Park 1 Entrance

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After circa half an hour of driving you pass by an incredibly beautiful lake surrounded by mountains and huge trees. At this spot I wished we had not booked the hotel in Vegas already for the same night but rather stayed in the park for longer. I could have spent the whole day and night at his stunning mountain lake. Also the water had such a pleasant temperature and the lake wasn’t crowded at all with tourists. Such a pretty spot in nature Smile

 

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Well, we had to continue after a bit to be able to see more of the park before making our way to Vegas. There are so many beautiful trees in Yosemite park that you could actually take thousand of beautiful photos.

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Along the road there a several spots with stunning rock formations and view points overseeing a huge part of the Yosemite park.

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Given the dry season we were not able to see much of the waterfalls this time. And although we didn’t manage to see all of the park,  I really loved Yosemite National Park Smile

Around 6pm we had to leave the park to make sure to arrive in Vegas on time for the party!

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Am 8. Tag der Weltreise besuchten wir den Yosemite National Park in der Sierra Nevada in Kalifornien.

Alleine schon der Weg von Mammoth Lakes zum Yosemite Park war wunderschoen. Wir fuhren durch Berge, an Seen vorbei und hatten zahlreichen Aussichtspunkte, von denen man richtig weit sehen konnte.

Wir erreichten den Yosemite Park ueber die Tioga Route, circa 1.5 Stunden von Mammoth Lakes entfernt. Der Eintrtt in den Yosemite Park kostet circa 30 USD pro Auto. Der Park ist allerdings so beeindruckend, dass es sich wirklich lohnt, etwas mehr Zeit hier einzuplanen. Wir hatten leider nur einen halben Tag, da wir abends noch weiter nach Vegas gefahren sind.

Schon nach 30 Minuten Fahrt im Park kamen wir an einem maerchenhaften See vorbei, der zwischen Bergen und hohen Baeumen versteckt lag. Am liebsten haette ich hier Tag und Nacht verbracht!

Weiter auf der Fahrt zur Yosemite Village kamen wir an super schoenen Felsen vorbe und weiteren Aussichtspunkten mit beeindruckenden Landschaftsformationen.

In der Yosemite Village waren leider nicht wirklich die Wasserfaelle zu sehen, da es wohl zu trocken zu dieser Jahreszeit war. Auch gibt es im Yosemite Park noch viel mehr zu sehen, also wir mitgenommen hatten.

Um 18 Uhr hatten wir den Park wieder verlassen um auch puenktlich in Las Vegas zur Party anzukommen Smile

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