We grew up in Fresno, CA and even though we only live an hour away from Yosemite, we don’t visit often enough. I realized I hadn’t been to Yosemite since I was in grammar school. There are awesome places to go that are away from groups off the beaten path.
I remember that you take an exit just before the Yosemite Valley entrance, I think it’s near Fern Spring.The picture of Rodney by the stone fence is from a turnoff exit near there. Photos taken June 2013.