Posted by: Susan Vollmer | 12 February 2012

Driving Through The Clouds

When we drove to Yosemite for our Christmas holidays, it took roughly four hours from San Jose to the Wawona Hotel in Yosemite.  On the return trip, we tried another route to try and avoid the Friday afternoon rush hour for New Year’s Eve.  The return trip avoided the rush hour by taking a road that doesn’t show up on some maps.  I believe it was called Puerto del Canyon Road.  It took seven hours for the return trip, but a lot of the scenery was magnificent.  On the long stretch through the canyon, we could only drive from 20 – 30 mph.  We were so high up that it was like driving through the clouds and sometimes looking down on them.  We drove past the Lick Observatory, and the road eventually came into San Jose.  It was definitely the road less traveled.  Be sure to do the drive in the daytime — if you ever go.



  1. Looks like the entrance to heaven. Beautiful! 🙂

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