Golden sunset on Half Dome, Yosemite

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CA is definitly ok solo. (I’m a woman and travel around CA solo a lot)
The national parks are ….national parks.

Clearly marked paved roads, ranger stations, lots of info. And they are used to catering to an international crowd not just Americans.

I drove down to Death Valley, and the Sequioa and Kings Canyon national parks over a 4 day weekend….(theyre right next to Yosemite…so….)

It was awesome, and easy to manage.

If you dont want to camp or stay in your car, outside all the parks are little towns that have tons of places to stay.

Four things to be aware of when planning your trip:
1. Prices and availability vary greatly depending on the season and the weather.

2. Try not to be on the mountain country roads after dark. Get to where you are camping/sleeping around sunset.
The roads are very challenging and relatively dangerous to drive when you can see, let alone when it’s pitch black at night.
*especially* if you are a first time tourist. Its such amazing scenery and there is a real danger of driving off the road (and down a giant cliff) if you aren’t paying attention.

3. Heed the warnings. Where the signs say (for example) 20mph dangerous curve, they’re not joking.
Death Valley, they said have supplies and lots of water in your car, not a joke.
Don’t keep food in your tent because of bears…..
Things like this….they say these things for a reason…

4. If you are going to be alone, tell someone your plans and check in w them. There is ZERO cell service in the national parks, and maybe none for quite a ways around it. When I went to Death Valley I must have been w/out service for a good couple of hundred miles.

Have fun…have lots of extra memory chips for your camera….CA is so beautiful..

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