Yosemite National Park – Yosemite Valley

September 9th -15th

Yosemite Overview

Non-refundable campground fees are shared equally by all those who sign up for the trip.

It’s been a long time coming! Les and Mark have secured reservations at the Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley. Site numbers reserved are 170 (27′), 172 (35′), 174 (35’) & 175 (25′). All are RV sites. Two standard vehicles, or one RV, are allowed per site. Overflow parking is nearby and within easy walking distance. Four people are allowed per campsite.

Free showers are available at nearby Curry Village.

Click here to view a campground map.

Campground information video. Site #170 is 14 minutes and 15 seconds in.

What you need to know about camping in Yosemite

Click here to view the official National Park Service Yosemite National Park web page.

Click here to view live webcams in Yosemite Valley and the surrounding area.

Click here to see the Yosemite Guide newsletter.


Click here to see the National Weather Service (NOAA) Yosemite Village weather forecast.

Click here to see the National Weather Service (NOAA) Happy Isles weather forecast.

Click here to see the Weather Underground station at the Ahwahnee Meadow.

Who is Going & Site Assignments

Site #170:   Jodene Downey and Donna Wolfe
Site #172:   Julie & Gary Mason and Karen Cruise
Site #174:   Les Wilson, Michele Sumandra, and Lili Alcantara
Site #175:   Mark Gilmore, Carol Tucker, Suzanne Exner, and Yasa Rasakhoo

TOTAL = 12

Last update: 9-2-19 06:53

Who’s Driving and Who Going with Whom

Mark Gilmore & Carol Tucker (1 car)
Julie & Gary Mason, Karen Cruise and Lili Alcantara Cruise (1 RV)
Les Wilson and Michele Sumandra (1 car)
Jodene Downey (room for one more passenger) (1 car)
Suzanne Exner and Yasa Rasakhoo (1 car)
Donna Wolfe (coming up Wednesday) (1 car)

Last update: 9-2-19 06:54


How to Get There

Click here for Driving directions from Simi Valley to Upper Pines Campground.

Suggested Things to Bring

From Trip Advisor

From the National Park Service

Hiking Itinerary

Monday – The Arrival





Saturday – Departure

Places to eat healthy food along the way

Oakhurst: This no-waste vegan restaurant is minutes away from Yosemite National Park!

Bakersfield: At The Table: Vegan Bowls at Better Bowls