Subject: Yosemite National Park
I went to Big Sur and really enjoyed it. I found Big Sur State Park very enjoyable. The hike to Pfeiffer Falls in the park is the most popular and one can see why with the tall coastal redwood trees and the pretty falls. The hike is short (1 mile) and easy. Despite the popularity of the trail it was almost empty in August. Perhaps the solitude on the trail was caused by my late afternoon arrival. The frequent fogs along Big Sur are a nice feature too. The shops along Carmel looked interesting but way too crowded. Probably a lot less crowded during Winter.

When you stay at Yosemite make sure you stay in the park. I tried to save some money by staying at Mariposa. I spent too much time driving.