Morning I realize that 120 East Highway was closed due to the snow storm happened recently ago. I have to take 120 West through just one corner of Yosemite National Park. It is a pity.
According the brochure I got in Visitor Information Center, Yosemite was internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, and biological diversity. Major features include Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Village, Upper Yosemite Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and the world’s largest granite monolith, El Capitan.
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, the 750,000-acre, 1,200 square-mile park contains thousands of lakes and ponds, 1600 miles of streams, 800 miles of hiking trails and 350 miles of roads. Two federally designated wild and scenic rivers, the Merced and Tuolumne, begin within its borders and flow west into California’s Central Valley.
As one of the prime attractions of High Sierra, it rivals other more famous mountain parks in North America for sheer beauty; and as one of the largest and least-fragmented habitat blocks in the Sierra Nevada, it supports a diversity of plants and wildlife.
On the way I experienced a lot of plants and even encounter two mule deer in the middle of the road, I did take a nice picture 😛
After this short visit, I take Oakhurst -a long way towards South Lake Tahoe. I check in South Lake Tahoe Nevada side one casino hotel and spend some time relaxing.
That night I had a lot of fun and even won my dinner back after playing some Black Jack.