Our maiden voyage in the DragonWagon this past August included camping at a winery through Harvest Hosts, Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park, and Yosemite National Park. We believe in just jumping right in and getting our feet wet from the very beginning!
We learned the hard way from our campground in Sequoia National Park, that we are not quite ready for a narrow back-in spot, so we canceled our campsite in the park, and booked a pull-through site at the Yosemite West/Mariposa KOA. We had also heard that our new, very expensive RV GPS, was trying to send us on a route that we would never have been able to drive pulling a 35 foot, 13 foot high 5th wheel. We will be posting a review of that GPS under our review section very soon.
We loved the scenery in Yosemite, and soon learned to rise early to drive and hike before the middle of the day and thick crowds of tourists. We were up while it was dark out one morning to take sunrise photos in Yosemite Valley and Half Dome. Another day we explored Glacier Point with the infamous hanging rock, Tuolumne Meadows, and the Yosemite Village. We made the mistake of going to Yosemite Village during the middle of the day and were swamped in a sea of tourists. We prefer the solitude of nature, although, time alone on the trail is hard to find in this very popular park.
The park is simply breathtaking, there is so much to see and so many trails we were not able to make it to in the time we had there. This is one park we will definitely visit again, with more time scheduled to explore.