The 40 minute bus ride up to the park went without a hitch. Since we took the bus, we did not have to pay the five dollar a person park entry fee either. What a deal.
|The road to Tioga Pass from the Bus|
The ride across the park was very scenic. The traffic was busy in spots, and was risky in a few, but we lived through it.
|Lembert Dome near Tuolumne Meadows|
|Climbers above Tenaya Lake|
|The view of Yosemite Valley from Olmsted Point|
The last part of the ride, from the Crane Flats junction into Yosemite Village, was a thrill. It was a fast descent down a busy road through tunnels and sharp turns. We could go as fast as the cars, so we blocked the lane and enjoyed the ride down. There is a small turn-out after a tunnel which was very congested that we stopped at for the view. This was a good time not to be a car.
|The view of the descent into Yosemite Valley from the Tunnel Vista.|
|Climbers Camp at North Pines Campground|