How is that in the 32 years of existence I have never been to Yosemite? But then again, I haven’t really been a nature person until I started dating T. Anyways, Yosemite is only 3 hours away from the East Bay, soooo why not explore !? The first day we went to Yosemite was on Veterans Day, which happens to be a Free Day at Yosemite, which means we save $35, but there’s a ton of people EVERYWHERE so beware!
Our first stop in Yosemite Valley was Bridalveil Falls, which is a paved path, which was dog friendly. They said the trail was 30 minutes roundtrip, but honestly, it was 15 minutes haha. We were lucky enough to grab a parking space in their small parking lot. There were so many people that it was hard to grab photos with Pepper and the falls, but hey.
We lost reception and had no idea where else to go, so T suggested we get back on to the road and just explore. You know me… I don’t do well without a plan. However, he found this most peaceful field with an amazing view that didn’t have many people so we stopped and went for a quick stroll. It was just beautiful and I think one of my favorite places in Yosemite Valley that we went to.
After our field adventure, we headed back to AutoCamp to get ready for our Anniversary the next day. We started our day trying to get to Glacier Falls, but of course, our GPS took us to the wrong start of the trail, which starts as dog-friendly, but nope. We had to turn around.
We made our way next to Lower Yosemite Falls. Guess what? It was bone dry, but it was still a nice little walk. When we got there, there was a couple of people so we waited to take a photo.. and then the bus loads came and that was no longer an option.
After, we decided to make our way to Tunnel View, which was totally worth it. The views of Yosemite Valley was just breath taking.
On our way out of Yosemite Valley we pulled over to take in this last view and… WOW! Just beautiful. I have to say that it was my 2nd favorite spot of Yosemite that we went to.