My daughter and son-in-law Chris are visiting from Hawaii, so what better excuse to take a day off and go for a ride. I was able to borrow Jamie's 2006 FJR after reassembling some rashed parts from a low-side, replacing coolant, oil and new PR-3 tires. The bike looked and ran great. Chris and I got off from Sacramento about 8:30 Wednesday morning in perfect weather. I set up Chris with my Shoei RF1000 with a Midland radio comm so we could talk. And in case you missed it, Jamie is a hell of a firend to lend his FJR so we could have a day riding.
Epicski lets us upload our pictures to albums , so all the pictures are right here
A quick stop for fuel at the Folsom Costco for $3.99/gallon...it was $4.09 when we returned at about 8:00 PM.
Then we set out on Latrobe Road and took 49 to Jamestown where we picked up 108 and 120 on into Yosemite. We traveled at a semi-urgent pace and made good time. By 10:30 we were rolling through the park gates. My annual pass got us both in.
Weekdays in Yosemite are fun this time of year. The crowds are not there and not too many RVs to contend with. I don't recall seeing a single law enforcement ranger during our trip.
The Dogwoods are in bloom...I should have probably stopped to take a picture that was not a blur.
Fortunately, I have a friend Tyler Risk who was there this weekend, and she did take the time...Enjoy her more artistic approach:
Lots of tunnels to pass through on the way in.
Photoshop makes the crowds at the Tunnel View overlook disappear
Without Photoshop, Chris doesn't look nearly as good, and his head shines.
Gratuitous post card shot that everyone takes from here. The Falls are still running well, but there is very little snow left in the high country.
After taking in the scenery we headed up to Glacier Point. Wheee!!
This is what we call a scenic road. Photo over the shoulder.
Viewing Bridalveil falls from above is spectacular.
Chris admiring his kinship with the Half-Dome
And across the Valley, Yosemite Falls is cranking away still.