July 3, 2017
Wawona Meadow Loop; Swinging Bridge Trail
Total distance walked: 4.1 miles

Morning dawned in a blaze of sunshine and heat.  It was Independence Day eve.  Chris and I with Maria and Andy were heading to Yosemite National Park.  There are four official toll entrances into the park, plus a few alternate routes—some of which require hiking in, others are drivable.  To bypass the holiday crowd we entered via an old 1870’s stage road leading from Mariposa to Wawona called Chowchilla Mountain Road.  CAUTION:  Do not attempt to enter this way unless you have a high clearance, four-wheel drive vehicle. Continue reading “Off-Roading”