Visiting YNP for the first time in October. We are driving over from San Francisco on the morning of the 2nd and expect to be there early afternoon. We are booked at Yosemite Scenic Wonders for 3 nights and will be self catering.
I understand our lodge is quite a distance from the main trails in Yosemite and we would need to drive everyday. Will parking be possible if we go early enough in the morning?
Also, what is suggested for lunch? We don't really want to drive back to the lodge and lose our parking space so would it be sensible to take a picnic and pop back to the car at lunch time? Or should we carry it with us?
We don't have an itinerary yet for our 2.5 days so any help would be greatly appreciated.