We headed out of the house Friday morning about 11:15 and rambled down Highway 49 toward the park. Google said an hour and a half at about 65 miles. You have to go on Highway 49, then Highway 108, then Highway 120, oh never mind.
We stopped at the vista point over looking New Melones Reservoir for lunch. I took a couple shots just to record the pathetic level of the water, STILL. Since we're about done with rain this season, what you see is what you get.
|We fished here many times|
|Some are still trying.|
|Center of the camping spots|
When we hit this traffic jam we were still about two miles from the park entrance. Took us almost and hour and a half to go those last two miles.
|Reduce to what?|
A lot of places to stop and take pictures. Did I mention that it was insanely crowded? Every, and I mean every pull-off was packed. We shot photo's as we drove by. It was crazy.
This is the first encounter with the Merced River, I think. In any event, no fishing here, besides where would you park?
|No fishing here either.|
See you then.