Our campsite at Sparks Marina RV Park
Notice the artificial grass
Altitude at the rest area at Donner Summit
Nearing the rest area we notice the clouds seem to be on the same level as the highway.
We are in the clouds
Our Walmart guide
After reaching Sacramento we made a turn due south on California 99. We saw a sign giving the elevation of Sacramento at 30 feet. A little math reveals that we descended 7300 feet from the summit at Donner Pass. The drive down 99 was near depressing as the majority of the scenery was industrial and the traffic intense at times. We eventually reached the exit to our final destination of Oakhurst, CA. This turned us back due east in the direction of the Sierra Nevada's and we could see the mountains up ahead.
This morning when we awoke the temperature at our campsite was 41 and the furnaces went back on in the motorhome. We have not experienced any hot weather since we left Mesquite, NV on May 8th. Our current location is 16 miles from the entrance of Yosemite National Park and we plan to spend most of the day there. The weather is forecast to be good today with sunshine and the high in Yosemite Valley around 62. Coats will definitely be with us. Since it is Thursday and school is not out yet for the summer we are hoping for moderate crowds.