Go Back   theDIBB > Other Planning > Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning
Forgotten Password?
Notices
Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning Disneyland California and West Coast Holiday Planning Questions, Suggestions and Tips.
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Unread 30 May 19, 03:26 PM  
Link to this Post
#1
juliab
Imagineer
 
juliab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 07

juliab's Reviews
Restaurant Reviews: 16

theDIBB Guidebook
Guidebook Photos: 78
Yosemite walks planning help

Hi, we will be visiting Yosemite for the first time this summer and would be grateful for some help.

Can anyone recommend any easy family walks we could do? We will be there for 3 full days and when we arrive in the Valley floor we will go to tunnel view then do the walk to Bridal View falls.

Also has anyone been on the star gazing tour? Wondered if it was worth doing.

Thanks
juliab is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
California here we come!
Reply With Quote
Unread 30 May 19, 05:15 PM  
Link to this Post
#2
lynne6705
Serious Dibber
 
Join Date: Sep 12
We visited last year and did the Valley Floor Tour as soon as we got there and it gave us a really good overview of the park. You are probably best to have a good chat with the rangers and staff in the hotels, they recommended some really good walks to us and they based them around our abilities.
lynne6705 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
West coast here we come
Reply With Quote
Unread 30 May 19, 07:10 PM  
Link to this Post
#3
jdouds
Imagineer
 
jdouds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 09
Another vote for valley floor tour. Hi what age group. Where are you traveling to and from. Make sure you visit glacier point,tunnel view,tioga pass,bottom of El capitan. Would also suggest the films free solo and the dawn wall about climbing el capitan as this will give you a whole new meaning to the place.
jdouds is online now Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
BACK AGAIN
Reply With Quote
Unread 30 May 19, 08:50 PM  
Link to this Post
#4
juliab
Thread Starter
Imagineer
 
juliab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 07

juliab's Reviews
Restaurant Reviews: 16

theDIBB Guidebook
Guidebook Photos: 78
Originally Posted by lynne6705 View Post
We visited last year and did the Valley Floor Tour as soon as we got there and it gave us a really good overview of the park. You are probably best to have a good chat with the rangers and staff in the hotels, they recommended some really good walks to us and they based them around our abilities.
What a brilliant suggestion I'd not thought to ask the Rangers there. Will make sure we visit the visitors centre for some help, thank you.
juliab is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
California here we come!
Reply With Quote
Unread 30 May 19, 08:55 PM  
Link to this Post
#5
juliab
Thread Starter
Imagineer
 
juliab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 07

juliab's Reviews
Restaurant Reviews: 16

theDIBB Guidebook
Guidebook Photos: 78
Originally Posted by jdouds View Post
Another vote for valley floor tour. Hi what age group. Where are you traveling to and from. Make sure you visit glacier point,tunnel view,tioga pass,bottom of El capitan. Would also suggest the films free solo and the dawn wall about climbing el capitan as this will give you a whole new meaning to the place.
Funnily enough we watched free solo at the weekend, wow. We're coming from Bishop, just wanting some gentle walks nothing too strenuous or long. Kids are 11, 14 & 17. We thought we could go to tunnel view first after we've entered the valley.
juliab is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
California here we come!
Reply With Quote
Unread 30 May 19, 09:14 PM  
Link to this Post
#6
Allan
Excited about Disney
 
Allan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 03
Location: Aberdeenshire
The walks to Taft Point and Sentinel Dome are fairly flat and not too long with amazing views.

From Sentinel Dome you can see the whole valley and get a great 360 degree view of the park. Taft Point is a bit scary, might not be the best place for children as there is only a very small rail but there are great views of El Capitan from above.

They can be reached from the same trailhead on the way to Glacier Point.
Allan is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Unread 30 May 19, 10:41 PM  
Link to this Post
#7
jdouds
Imagineer
 
jdouds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 09
Hi again with the age of the party we would suggest on one of the days you walk up to the vernal falls, most of the way there is a good path. The last section is slightly steeper but not to stenious, when up at the falls come down via the john Muir trail back to the car park. Just note that you are at 4000 ft valley floor and will walk up to about 5500 so you will feel it slightl, it is recommended that you should have about a litre of water each with you as you get dehydrated quicker.
jdouds is online now Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
BACK AGAIN
Reply With Quote
Unread 30 May 19, 10:46 PM  
Link to this Post
#8
jdouds
Imagineer
 
jdouds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 09
Your journey into the park via Tioga pass is stunning and gives some great views of half dome from another side.
Ps make sure you take binoculars with you. If you need to buy some they can be got at a reasonable price.
Would again urge the first thing you do is the valley floor tour. This gives an overview which let's you get your bearings and a little history in an easy way.2 hours.

Edited at 10:48 PM.
jdouds is online now Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
BACK AGAIN
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump

US Rent A Car

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin - Copyright © 2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

theDIBB Menu


US Dollar Rates
ASDA  $1.2687
CaxtonFX  $1.2684
Covent Garden FX  $1.2795
FAIRFX  $1.2700
John Lewis  $1.2700
M&S  $1.2431
Post Office  $1.2454
Sainsburys  $1.2668
TESCO  $1.2696
Travelex  $1.2473
Updated: 07:30 22/10/2019

theDIBB Charities
Cancer Research UK
DIBB Members have Donated: £10,130
£


Macmillan Cancer Support
DIBB Members have Donated: £1,085
£

Euro Rates
ASDA  €1.1368
CaxtonFX  €1.1369
Covent Garden FX  €1.1470
FAIRFX  €1.1385
John Lewis  €1.1385
M&S  €1.1167
Post Office  €1.1160
Sainsburys  €1.1362
TESCO  €1.1384
Travelex  €1.1105
Updated: 07:30 22/10/2019

Orlando Weather
Florida Time
Tue 22nd Oct 2:54am
Now: 24C/75F
Clear Sky
Clear Sky
Cloud Cover: 1%
Wind: 5mph - WSW Arrow points to where the wind is coming from.
Pressure: 1017mb
Humidity: 100%
Illuminations Smoke
Updated: 06:50 22/10/2019