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Yosemite Summit is located inside the Yosemite National Park, during the prime month of May. This is the BEST time of year to visit Yosemite. The waterfalls are in the full force from the snow melt and are spectacular, the valley is greening up, the wildflowers are in bloom, school is not out yet, so the crowds have not started to build yet, the mosquitoes are not out yet, and the roads aren’t packed, and most years Glacier Point Road and the high country trails are open. While most lodging is either well over an hour drive outside the park, or in sub-standard housing right in the crowded valley, Yosemite Summit is located in luxury lodges in Yosemite West, an exclusive residential area few know about, and even fewer are able to stay at due to the cost. Kidology has determined to make it possible for this event. You might not be able to stay here otherwise. Located centrally, it provides access to all the key areas to begin our day hikes only 10 miles from Yosemite Valley. It is truly a life time opportunity.


(click for a larger image – the green arrow is our location)

We are staying in a lodge from Scenic Wonders, specifically River Rock Retreat. (different image above)

We have lodging in this wonderful lodge for up to ten, and each guy gets his own bed, but they do range in size. Bed selection will be in order of registration paid in full. But even if you get a twin bed, it’s just for sleeping, most of our time is spent away from the lodge hiking and enjoying the outdoors or gathering for fellowship in the front room and deck.

From ScenicWonders.com “Be one of the first to stay at this newly constructed masterpiece with convenient parking and easy access. Upon entering this extremely spacious lodge-style cabin, you will be greeted with large picture windows which showcase forest, mountain and sky views. Gather together in the oversized great room, featuring comfy leather sofas, and a large stone fireplace. The fully-stocked kitchen features brand new stainless steel appliances, vintage-style cabinets, granite kitchen with island, and counter seating. The rustic dining table seats 8 comfortably.”



This is half dome as seen from space via Google Maps.

HOTEL LODGING BEFORE & AFTER: You need to arrive no later than Saturday, May 19th, and depart no sooner than Friday, May 25th. Hotel accommodations are arranged ahead of time and included in your cost so that we will all be in the same hotel and to get a group discount rate. DO NOT BOOK A ROOM, it is already booked for you.

Here is where we stay in Sacramento: (Yes, there is an outdoor pool and hot tub.)


Residence Inn Sacramento – Cal Expo (front end)
1530 Howe Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95825