Travel - California Dreaming Part OneFebruary 03, 2015
The park is huge and you could never see all of it, we focused on the valley area which had a tour going around it and a few restaurants and stores in the middle of the valley where the hotels are. But as you walk out further there are countless trails for hiking and people climb up the mountains and walk for days. There are also places to explore slightly further out that you need a car for, we did the first couple of days within Yosemite's valley and then did some other highlights in the car on our way out.
You'll see these bear encounter signs all around the park, bears are common in Yosemite. I didn't know whether to be excited or super scared of meeting one. Lots of people camp in the park, can you imagine camping when there are bears around?? There are strict rules on keeping food sealed in lockers and even keeping things like shampoo bottles or picnic hampers out of sight in cars as bears have been known to rip into them looking, or smelling, food!