We have been offered the use of a condo in Mammoth July 7-14 and all we have to do is pay the cleaing fee (110 dollars!). The condo is in the Winterset complex, which I'm told is a very central location.Not being one to look an almost gift hourse in the mouth I immediatley accepted and invited some family members to join us. The party will consist of:
DH and myself, late 30's
5 and 8 year old girls
60-ish aunt and 75-ish uncle, both very fit and active.
I've been doing some reseach and have coem up with the following activities:
Gondola ride up the mountain, lunch, museum, walking about up there. Thought about biking, but better put this off until my little one is ready.
Reds Meadow/Rainbow Falls- looks like we shoudl take the shuttle and just get off at the various stips that interest us. Should we pack a lunch or is the cafeteria there decent?
Tuolomne Meadows (second long drive day) We have done Yosemite Valley with the kids, but they haven't seen this side of the park. Recommended kid friendly hikes or other activities? Little one is too young for horseback riding.
Horseshoe Lake- Thinking about packing a lunch there and spending a day just swiming and hanging out on the beach. Couldn't find much info on whether this is feasible, I read this is one of the few lakes that aloows swiming. Kids are both *avid* swimmers.
That's 5 days. Anything else to suggest? Keep in mind, I'm trying to keep driving to a minimum since the kids will already have the long drive up from Orange County, and at their age they are much more interested in DOING than SEEING if you know what I mean.