We are planning our trip of a life time this coming summer. We have the camper booked and know our route. I am just not sure about the first part of the trip. We will pick up our camper from Road Bear San Francisco on a Wednesday. I have requested an early pick up but not sure if that will happen. It is July and it will be very busy. I hope we might have a chance as it is a Wednesday. So normal pick up time is 1 pm. We have never travelled in a camper so everything is new to us. We want to travel to Yosemite. We have the shuttle to Glacier Point ( for the Panorama trail) booked at 10.00 on the Thursday. Will we have enough time to get to Yosemite on the Wednesday? If (if...) we can get 2 nights on one of the 3 campgrounds (Lower/Upper/North Pines) will we be able to get there on time or will it be a hectic rush? We need to get some groceries in as well. Are we better off booking a campground just outside Yosemite for the first night, for example Yosemite Pines near Groveland? If we stay at Yosemite Pines Groveland, we need to get to Yosemite village for the shuttle at around 09.15. Will we be able to park there?
Finally, we only have one day in Yosemite. Is it worth spending that one day on the Panorama Trail or should we forget about the trail and just enjoy a shorter trail and some other sights? I would love to hike the trail though....
Thanks for any advice!