I'm looking to do a week long camping trip in Yosemite this summer. I've been to the park once, about five years ago, so I'm somewhat familiar with it. I do have a few questions.
Basically, I want to tent camp for about a week, preferably in one spot. But I want a spot with plenty of stuff to do. I'd like to be able to day hike lots of trails, with some flatter trails for the older folks. Somewhere near water would be a bonus. Basic services will be fine. I like hot showers, but water and electric at the site are not essential. I prefer more wooded, private campsites, while realizing that may not happen in Yosemite.
I'm flying in, so I need a site that can be reserved in advance. I noticed that reservations are opening in about ten days for summer dates. I know there's a mad rush for reservations when the sites open. Any tips on getting a reservation?
Suggestions on where to camp and how best to reserve are appreciated.