Yosemite, Mammoth and Death Valley
Report courtesy of Sarah
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Day 1, Wednesday
Distance Driven: 305 miles
Hotel: Apple Tree Inn
City: Fish Camp
Wednesday morning we will leave Hermosa Beach around
10:30am.This leaves plenty of time
for preparation and clean up of a healthy breakfast. Not to mention a nice long walk on the beach.
Our first stop will be at the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.
Rancho La Brea is one of the world’s most famous fossil localities,
recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age
plants and animals in the world. Visitors can learn about Los Angeles as it was
between 10,000 and 40,000 years ago, during the last Ice Age, when animals such
as saber-toothed cats and mammoths roamed the Los Angeles Basin. Through windows
at the Page Museum Laboratory, visitors can watch bones being cleaned and
repaired. Outside the Museum, in Hancock Park, life-size replicas of several
extinct mammals are featured. All
that, and its only the first day of our trip!
Next we will drive 275 miles north to Fish Camp for the evening.
With a one hour break for lunch we should arrive about 7pm.
We’ll be staying at the Apple Tree Inn which is operated by Moonstone
Properties, the same people that operate the Cambria Pines Lodge that I love so
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