Eldy found a great website to plan a trip to Yosemite. The major part of the trip is already done as we are within 26 miles of the south park entrance! (Park Sierra Escapees Park). The website is the National Park Service "Plan Your Visit for Yosemite National Park". We found out lots of things today in preparation for going tomorrow....Some bits and pieces of information that we found out ahead of time:
|Tioga Road-10 feet of snow still cover it! (NPS photo)|
We'll see you in Yosemite National Park tomorrow for an exploratory visit! In the meantime, enjoy some photos from around the Park Sierra where we are staying....
Some pretty bushes by the clubhouse. A million bees were on the one with all the pink blossoms. Spring is in full swing here in the park.
Here is another pretty blossoming bush at twilight...
And you know, there are a TON of acorn woodpeckers here in the park. They are a real problem for the residents, because they like to squirrel away the acorns for a snowy day...like in the residents' sheds, or in the telephone poles! Here's an interesting fact on this bird from National Geographic:
These groups maintain and protect impressive granaries in which thousands of acorns are stored in holes drilled in tree trunks or utility poles for future consumption; in a study a single tree contained more than 50,000 acorn-storage holes.
I believe it after seeing this telephone pole in the park here. There are two males at the top of the telephone pole....and here's a closeup of what they do with the acorns. The holes are full all the way from the bottom to the top of the telephone pole..amazing!