So, we're generally not roller coaster people. I like them well enough, although I don't seek them out. And the girls just aren't fans. So, when Google Maps guided us from Minden to Mariposa via California Hwy 108 and 49, we didn't realize that it was going to be our own little thrill ride. I did a double take when I saw the 26% grade warning sign. It was all that and more.
We were going to blast thru and get to our hotel in hopes of maybe sampling Yosemite for a little while in the afternoon, but there is no blasting thru the Sonora Pass and the 10,000 or so switchbacks that we drove on. We gave into pace and instead stopped at a bunch of turnouts and scenic vista points along the way, getting to our lodging in Mariposa at dinner time. A nice dinner across the street from our hotel, a little ice cream and swimming for the girls, and some relatively early bed times so we can get up and at it tomorrow. I want to see Yosemite! Cheers.