We just got back from our trip to Yosemite and Pyramid Lake, NV. It was a fantastic trip with great weather (except for a snow & ice storm at Glacier point).
We camped at Millerton Lake outside of Fresno our first night (Saturday, 10/17). It was a typical state park campground, but the lake was really nice and we got a good morning paddle out of it. The other campers were actually extremely courteous. The plug in sites were basically a parking lot with the exception of a couple. The other sites were fine though.
We entered Yosemite on Sunday morning and saw a white SMB towing a white trailer on the drive up 41. Stayed in the Wawona campground that night and spent the day at Mariposa grove.
The next two nights were spent at the Upper Pines campground. The Yosemite valley campgrounds were full, but there was no traffic and barely anyone on the trails. There was actually an older SMB camped two sights away one night. Unfortunately Tioga Pass was closed when we left Yosemite so we to take the long drive through Sacramento on our way to Pyramid Lake.
Our next three nights were spent at Pyramid Lake, NV. We were inspired to go here after reading several trip reports on these forums. Thanks, we loved it! We did a ton of paddling and I got to do a little kayak fishing as well. Only caught a small trout and a good size Cui-Ui (lake sucker only found in Pyramid Lake). We camped at 9 mile beach and could barely see other campfires at night, it was ideal.
We only had to use our heater in Yosemite during the evening and when we woke up in the morning (temps were high 30's). The weather at Pyramid lake couldn't have been better. It was mid 70's during the day and mid 40's at night. Once the sun rose over the mountains, it warmed up quickly.
We saw a couple other Sportsmobiles on the trip, but didn't meet any of the owners. Here are some pictures.
You can view all of our photos at http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/...5%3A1890249926
Hike to Nevada Falls and Little Yosemite Valley
An unwelcomed guest at our campsite at Wawona. My wife was really unhappy
Campsite at Pyramid Lake
Paddling to the Needles
Pyramid Lake arrival