Yosemite Trip was a Blast – Day 1

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We did it! And it was a BLAST!!

We changed the route a little while we were underway, but we drove 1650 miles in 5 days. We spent Wednesday night in Yosemite as planned, but when we got to Blythe at 9pm on Friday night, we decided to make the 3.5 hour run for home in the cool of the night rather than wait for the following day to drive into the rising sun.

The first day was pretty brutal, we drove almost 600 miles, the first 6 hours in temperatures up to 110F.  The LD Comfort cool gear we used was fine when it was wet, but it dries out more often than we wanted to stop. We made it to San Bernadino, where we were able to escape the heat by taking a scenic route up into the mountains past Silverwood Lake.

CA-18 - Twisties

CA-18 – Twisties

Silverwood Lake

Silverwood Lake

Twisties and cooler temps… we needed that!  We finished up the day by driving to Bakersfield.

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