We spent a week at Yosemite RV Resort in Coarsegold. The setting is a little bit rustic, mainly because they didn’t level things out. The park was in a good location and would have been fairly quiet except for some rowdy neighbors that kind of took over. Luckily, our rig is really well insulated!
Of course the main attraction in the area is Yosemite National Park – and it doesn’t disappoint. Spectacular beauty at every turn, from the rock formations to the vegetation, and the breathtaking waterfalls. There were a few roadways that were still closed from the winter season, and we saw snow here and there.
The tunnel view overlook was the first place we stopped. It provides a picturesque view of Yosemite Valley, El Capitan, Bridalveil Fall, and Half Dome. The Wawona Tunnel opens up to this expansive view and it’s a great place to capture lots of photos. There are more in the gallery below.
There are several waterfalls in Yosemite, one of the most well known is Bridalveil Fall. There is a walking trail that goes uphill from the creek to a viewing area closer to the base. I stopped about halfway up because the spray was pretty strong. Jim went all the way up and I don’t know if you can tell from the picture, but he was completely soaked!
We saw El Capitan from a few different viewpoints. Our daughter asked us to take a picture of Dawn Wall because she met someone who climbed it. Standing at the bottom, looking up, it is hard to believe that people climb a vertical rock formation for fun!
Half Dome and Yosemite Falls
The pass leading to Half Dome was still closed, so we didn’t get a complete view of it. The rock formations in Yosemite are awe-inspiring and it didn’t hurt that it was a beautiful day and the park wasn’t too crowded. We did stop and take several photos of Yosemite Falls. Stopping on the bridge and looking out into the water, there were chunks of ice flowing from the falls to the river.
General Sherman Tree
We took the ever-winding road up the mountain to Sequoia National Park in order to visit the General Sherman Tree. It is the world’s largest tree measured by volume, standing 275 feet tall with a base measuring over 36 feet in diameter. The trail leading down to the tree is about a half mile long. It is paved and there are stairs, so the walk down is pretty easy. Going back up, on the other hand, is a bit of a hike – even the young, fit people were huffing and puffing a little bit. It’s worth seeing for sure, makes you feel quite small!