Wow what an amazing forum! I have really enjoyed reading all the posts! I have found some posts that are relevant to my trip, but I thought I'd ask a few extra questions here to get all the kinks worked out!
I have a trip planned starting this weekend, leaving San Diego on friday, then staying in Solvang (inland to Santa Barbara) until Monday. From there we will drive up to Yosemite on Monday. We are staying outside of the Valley, but still in the park. Does anyone have any suggestions on hikes you MUST do in Yosemite? I am feeling a bit overwhelmed with all of the amazing things to do and only three days in Yosemite.
The biggest question I have is our trip from Yosemite down to Las Vegas. I've read a few things, and it seems like Tioga pass is open in the summer, which is good becuase that is the most direct way. People have referenced a few ways to get from Yosemite to Las Vegas. Which is the fastest way? (Which freeways, etc...) And which is a more scenic way? I think we'd like to just head straight there, unless there is something I absolutely have to see on the way to Las Vegas!
Thanks for your help... very excited!