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Yosemite in November

Yosemite Valley, CA, United States
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My family (husband, three year old daughter and me) traveled up to Yosemite for the long Veterans Day weekend. We rented a 12 foot camper from our local MWR (military family) and took our tent and what we thought would be enough things to keep us warm and happy. It was cold but not freezing yet so it was enjoyable to sit by the fire at night or hike during the day. We hiked Bridalveil falls. The falls don't run much during the winter months so we would like to head back during the summer and see what everyone is talking about when they talking about the raging falls!We set up camp in the Upper Pines campsite. It is in the middle of everything Can walk to lots of locations but the drive to certain vistas or trails is only five minutes. The local grocery store in Yosemite is only ten minutes at the most. Our daughter got pretty car sick driving the roads in Yosemite (since it takes a while to actually get into the valley) so we were trying to avoid making her drive on the roads as much as possible.We were in spot 158 and it was a little further back then we would have wanted. Closer to the restroom/showers though so maybe getting in the 130's would have been better if you are planning on only doing tent camping and not having a camper with a restroom. Each camp site has a fire pit (you DO have to bring your own wood but the store sells it if you forget.) and places to lock up your food since bears are pretty active.We made easy meals like hot dogs and soup, burgers and beans. And s'mores of course! ;-) We set up our five person tent too even though we slept in the camper. Our daughter liked playing in the tent during the time we were outside cooking or hanging out.The generator hours were a little annoying and only two hours here and there but it worked out fine. Just make sure you bring lots of extra gas in case of emergency.We loved it and enjoyed being able to "camp" with the ability to warm up when we needed to!
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by young77

10-15-2014

Great job with this post, keep it up.

by cboothe83

11-23-2014

Nice post. Yosemite is nice in the summer, but I prefer spring because crowds gets pretty crazy in the summer.