We decided to splurge at Yosemite and stay at a lodge right outside of the park. Our room had a fireplace and massive jacuzzi and it overlooked a beautiful river. The weather was great and we enjoyed sitting outside on our balcony the next morning drinking coffee in the big outdoors.
We were up early to explore the park just after sunrise. There was so much to see!
We left Yosemite and headed to Truckee, CA to visit one of September’s best friends! Truckee is right outside of Tahoe, near the California/Nevada border. I really bombed on the navigation for this leg. I was convinced the drive was only 3.5 hours but I failed to consider the slow speeds through Yosemite and the endless curvy roads… so the trip took nearly 7 hours. But it was so great to see friends!
We hiked a great trail off of Donner Pass Rd and at the top, there’s a pretty lookout over Donner Lake!
We had such fun time hanging out in Truckee. The sunrise the following morning was awesome!