Saturday, May 8, 2010

Tour of Yosemite

This year, I joined the Sac Bike Hikers on their Tour of Yosemite organized by long time members Hazi and Steve. The tour starts with a train ride to Merced early in the morning followed by a 48-mile bike ride to Mariposa where we spend the first night. From there it's 25 miles to the Cedar Lodge where we spent the next three nights. The Cedar Lodge is located along the Merced River 8 miles from the entrance of Yosemite National Park. Participants were free to visit Yosemite by bike, bus or feet over next two days. Riding to Yosemite means climbing 2,000 feet plus to the park while a bus ride cost $7 for a roundtrip fare. I cycled to Yosemite on the second day, and rode the bus into the park for hiking the following two days. Others did various activities from riding, hiking, sightseeing, and just relaxing. Some even did a century ride of 105 miles with 11,000 feet of climbing. Awesome! In conclusion, Yosemite National Park is a scenic wonderland of shear granite and waterfalls, and a great destination for a bike tour. This is the earliest I've visited Yosemite after winter and the thunderous waterfalls were impressive. Thanks Hazi and Steve for a great tour. Click on link below to view all the pictures.
From Yosemite Tour 2010

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