Just a question or 2 about my time in Yosemite. Firstly, I am so happy it is now open again as we are coming in 2 weeks all the way from Australia, so excited! We are staying at lodge at the falls from 11/1 - 3/11. My questions were:
1 - We are coming in from Carmel, so we are looking at driving in along the 152, 59 and 140 which seems to be the most direct route according to google. I was wondering whether it is worth taking a detour on the 41 and check out mariposa grove? Just seeing if we would have enough time and whether it is worth checking it out, or just head straight to yosemite.
2 - I would really love to check out glacier point, perhaps as the sun is going down. Is it a bit of a drive from valley floor and if so, what road do you take and how long would it take for a return trip?