People often ask me where my favorite place to ride has been. My answer is pretty easy. Yosemite…at least so far….
A few summers ago, during a two week 2500 mile ride through central California, we spent two days riding through Yosemite. It was the most beautiful ride. I honestly don’t think I would ever want to drive through there in a car, unless it was a convertible. There is so much to see that would be obstructed by a car.
The first day we drove up CA – 120 and traveled across Yosemite to Lee Vining, CA. We spent the night in a cute little inn called Lake View Lodge across from Mono Lake. It was clean and comfortable and quite relaxing. It wasn’t fancy, but a nice big room with a nice garden outside to sit and relax. We stayed in a hotel room. They also have cabins and cottages.
The next day we backtracked some on 120 and then went down into the Valley. I am going to just post the beautiful pictures so you can enjoy. I highly encourage you to go if you get a chance. It is absolutely amazing.
Before we headed out for the night, we stopped to see the Giant Sequoia Trees. Pretty Awesome.
Then we headed out to the town of Oakhurst and spent the night at the Best Western Plus Gateway Inn. It was a very interesting hotel. The layout was unusual as it sits on the side of a mountain. It has an indoor and an outdoor pool, and a very nice and secluded hot tub. I highly recommend it if you go.
We would like to go back again when we are on that side of the country and this time stay inside the Park. They have cabins and a nice hotel. Maybe we can get a group together to go sometime, but for now, we are headed to Maryland to join in the festivities in Ocean City, for OC Bikefest. Look for the new post soon!