On Day Two of my Yosemite Spring Solo Road Trip 2015 Mariposa Grove and Glacier Point were my first stops inside the park. After an early morning trek to pick up a few new SD cards for the camera and a quick stop to see the Sugar Pine RailRoad, I was back on the road back towards Yosemite. Entering from the south gate, Mariposa Grove and it’s giant sequoias made for a great morning stroll. And my timing was perfect! – a few weeks later, and the Grove would have been closed for scheduled rehabilitation!
My next stop another coworker recommendation: Glacier point. The drive up there was spectacular, and ended with the stunning panorama of Half dome, and some of the still-flowing waterfalls. Up at glacier point, I found a ranger who recommended walking a mile or so down the Four Mile Hike, which leads back to Yosemite Valley. After a little ways through the trees, the forest opens up onto an absolutely breathtaking view of the valley. With the added bonus of almost no people around unlike Glacier Point, I’m so glad I took the ranger’s advise.