My girlfriend and I are planning for our trip to Yosemite and stumbled on a couple of questions regarding the park.
We arrive from San Francisco 29th of july to Yosemite Bed And Breakfast and we're traveling on to Bishop the 31st july (late sunday to tuesday).
- Reading the forum there's a lot of talk about shuttles in the park. I would personally prefer to drive my own car because of the liberty it brings. What do you prefer in the park and what are the pros of the shuttle?
- I love the Mirror Lake pictures with the reflections in the water but it seems like Mirror Lake has become somewhat of a pond. Are there any lakes you could suggest for this experience?
- Being late july will it be possible to se waterfalls or are they dried out at this time?
- It seems Hwy 140 is the natural way to head into the park and the obvious road to take when we head to the Big Oak Flat Road and Tioga Rd/Hwy 120 when we're leaving the park for Bishop. My question is if it's worth driving the Hwy 41 one day out of the park - from what I can see we'll be able to see some sequoias on that road which we would like given that we're not going to Sequoia National Park. Any experiences with driving this detour compared to driving the why 140 from Mariposa towards the Yosemite Valley?
It's our first national park so we'll appreciate every tip available.