Headed to Yosemite? Don’t expect drop-dead panoramas at this California park’s southern entrance. You’ve got 25 miles, and 45 minutes on curvy Wawona Road, before you reach a tunnel, and then ... Tunnel View.
That’s when Yosemite Valley appears before you — the granite walls, the waterfalls — and the kids snap to attention. If you want to see the panorama without tour buses in the foreground, arrive before 8:30 a.m.
In honor of this year’s National Park Service centennial, the Travel section is posting 100 park travel ideas and tips based on trips staff travel writer Christopher Reynolds has taken, along with photo-op advice from Times photographer Mark Boster. We’ll post one per day through Dec. 31.
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