Road trips from SoCal: Sierra Nevada
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( Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times )
Yosemite National Park
Distance: 310 miles one-way
Maybe it's because I'm punchy. It's been a trying day, 10 hours on the road. The babies got carsick in the mountains, and one threw up rather spectacularly. After arriving at Upper Pines campsite, I had to back the 26-foot Airstream trailer into a tight space between trees, in the dark, a nerve-racking man audition with a gathering audience of seasoned and skeptical RVers shouting advice: "Cut the wheels to the left. . . . The other other left!"
Read more: Car critic's dream: trip to Yosemite -- in an Airstream