Leave motel resume road trip to Yosemite 224 miles, take Highway 131 for 2 miles merge Highway 101 north for 3 miles and exit 450b Interstate 580 east for 13 miles. Merge with Interstate 80 west for 5 miles and exit onto 8b Interstate 580 and go east for 45 miles. Continue onto Interstate 205 east for 15 miles and merge onto Interstate 5 north for 1 mile exit 461 and merge onto Highway 120 east 7 miles. Take exit 6 and merge onto Highway 99 south for 55 miles then exit 186b Highway 140 east 68 miles then follow signs for 11 miles into Yosemite Nation Park.
Enjoy the drive through and explore viewing its stunning natural beauty of Forests, Valleys, Mountain Ranges and Streams made by Mother Nature.
Yosemite Nation Park
Situated in the Eastern Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera Counties, reaches across the Western Slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Chain in the Yosemite Valley. The Park sits in three quarters of a million acres with the Yosemite Valley, 8 miles long and 1 mile deep with surrounding high granite summits such as Half Dome and El Captain and densely forested by Pine. A multitude of streams including Tenaya, Illiouette and Bridalveil Creeks that flow out of the valleys mouth as the Merced River. More than half a dozen creeks tumble from hanging valleys at the top of granite cliffs rising 3000-4000 feet above the valley floor which itself is 4000 feet above sea level. The flat floor of Yosemite Valley holds forests and large meadows providing breathtaking views of the surrounding crests and waterfalls including water features, the highest crest is Eagle Peak with Three Brothers rising one above the other like Gables on the same level.
Leave the park travel 96 miles towards Fresno take the loop road south for 7 miles turn right Highway south 87 miles then follow signs for 2 miles into Fresno, using as a stay over book into the Super 8 Motel for 1 night.
A mix of old and new situated in Fresno County, in the centre of San Joaquin Valley, with a nickname the best little city in the USA. Places to explore are the Shinzen Japanese Garden, Woodward Regional Park plus points of interest being the Fresno Water Tower and the Island Waterpark plus the downtown area.