The camping spots at the Wawona campground were more suitable for smaller trailers but we found a nice spot close to the river. Since it was quite cold outside we had a little bonfire and enjoyed the clear night sky with billions of stars.
Even if you don’t have water and electricity at most National Park campgrounds, the setting is so much nicer than the commercial campgrounds. You are in the forest, next to a river surrounded by pure nature. And on top we paid only $ 14 per night.
The next day we headed towards the Yosemite Valley and caught a stunning sight at the Tunnel View. From here you can see the granite rock formations of the impressive El Capitan and Half Dome as well as some waterfalls.
Unfortunately in winter there is no water left in most of the waterfalls. At least the Bridalveil Falls had a bit of water left so we just made a quick stop. Inspired by the beautiful colors at the Mirror Lake we searched for water without success. Just in spring and summer the mountains give a stunning reflection in its waters.
At the Glacier Point we had a dramatic overlook via the Yosemite Valley and the Half Dome. The drive up there reminded us of the Alps.
In the night it started snowing but luckily 300 m (1000 ft) above us, so we left for San Francisco and took the sun with us.