After three days of biking, we are enjoying a day off at Yosemite Bug Hostel in Midpines, CA. We arrived yesterday evening after spending some time Mariposa, 10 miles before. After our first serious climbs, we realized that we were carrying excess clothes, shoes, books, etc. We re-evaluated and sent home a few very heavy packages. We also stopped at a hardware store and made some essential repairs to our busted racks (thanks John for the tips). Now, we are taking it easy and relaxing in preparation for three more days of serious climbs. We sit at ~2,000 ft. and sip back some brews. By tues/wed we'll be chugging water at 10,000 ft! Here are a few better pics of the journey so far:
Touching the rear tire in the Pacific.
View of San Luis Reservoir from our roadside camp spot.
The worlds largest kids point us in the right direction.
We wondered what the gap in the road on the map meant...
Avoiding the highway to the extreme.