Two questions. 1) Is it better to drive or take the shuttle to DPP? We'll be in the Mammoth area June 20-24, and I am planning our visit to DPP for Friday, June 21, which is the day before the shuttle opens. Are we better off taking the shuttle, or is it better to go on Friday rather than the weekend? Driving will cost less than the shuttle b/c we are a family of 5.
2) If we drive, where do we go for the Rainbow Falls trailhead? I've seen messages about lower vs. upper, and I think we'd like to do the shorter, upper falls. Is it worth also hiking to Minaret Falls? Is one better than the other? Are they very similar or different? We are coming from Yosemite, so we'll have seen our share of waterfalls. But one of my kids loves waterfalls, so if there is an opportunity to see two unique waterfalls we'd like to do that.