We will be visiting for a little less than 2 days in early August. We are spending the night before in Sockton, then one night at Wawona Hotel, and then heading to Pleasanton at the end of the second day. This is what I have come up with so far:
Leave Stockton as early as possible on Wed. (my wife is not a morning person, so it probably won't be what you all would consider early). I thought we would then head to Glacier Point. Possibly picnic around Glacier Point. Then head down to the Mariposa Grove and hike at least the lower grove. As I said, we are staying at the Wawona, so we will just go to the hotel from there.
The next morning, we will get up (again as early as possible) and head to Yosemite Valley, making the various stops mentioned in the "What to See As You Drive Into the Valley" article. Then we would like at least one good hike and right now I am thinking either Mist Trail or Artist Point.
At the end of the day, we will head to Pleasanton.
If this is a good basic plan, is there time to do anything else the first day? Either a short hike off Glacier Point Road or the upper Mariposa? If so, what which/what would you recommend? Is there anywhere around Wawona for dinner, or should we buy enough food for another meal?
On the second day, do you recommend Mist Trail or Artist Point? Or a completely different hike? What would you recommend for meals?
By the way, this trip will just be my wife and myself. We are by no means expert hikers, but from the descriptions, I think we could handle most of the trails if we are only doing a limited number.