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  1. #91
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dread Pirate Roberts View Post
    I still can't upload images, anyone else having problems? I'm getting behind in my posting now.

    We had fun in San Fran today, you can't even scratch the surface of this city in 2 days. With the benefit of hindsight I reckon I'd need 1 week to feel I'd seen anything meaningful and 2 weeks to do it justice. Oh well off to Yosemite tomorrow on this crazy whirlwind ride through the USA.

    I tried for your Italian place K1W1 but just ran out of luck and time. We only just made the pre booked Alcatraz ferry by 5 mins by jumping off our tour bus and grabbing a frantic cab ride across town in peak hour. Dragging kids across lanes of traffic to jump into the cab I hailed was an experience for them as working for the Highways Dept I'm usually unbelievably safety first.

    Best bits of today were Alcatraz according to my son or the bus ride across the Golden Gate it you were to ask me. We also saw a wax works and put lots of time and effort into just seeing lots of the city. It all gave us some nice variety. Wish I could post photos.

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    Yup. It is quite the city. Too bad Lucas wasn't there to show you around. Incidentally, it was a glorious day here yesterday as well. But with Yosemite, Sequioa, and The Canyon yet to see, pay no attention to the rear-view mirror.

    ... and happy belated Mothers Day to your spouse.
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  2. #92
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    The unable to post hosted images thing seems to be a trait of many forums these days and is completely understandable imo.
    Why should the owner of a site, especially this one that probably make virtually no income pay their money to host your photos? There are numerous places on the web where you can get photo hosting for free or negligible amounts and at least you then have control of your images rather than ceding it to somebody else.

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    K1W1 I agree it's understandable and if Jeff moves to it I completely understand, however I just wanted to check it was intentional.

    I would switch to hosting my photos at Sentimental Photos (and posting links in this thread) except that I've all but shut down that business myself.

    I'll pull my finger out and try to post to my Flickr and link those shots to this thread if all goes well tomorrow. Just a bit busy to experiment with anything new at present.
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    So back to topic...

    Drove from San Fran through Yosemite to Bass Lake today. It made for a long day as Yosemite is mostly a 25 mph speed limit and the view around each corner is better than the last so you spend a lot of time naval gazing instead of traveling. Once again the people we met throughout the day were superbly welcoming and answered all my dumb questions very tolerantly. The grass has already browned off throughout the country we've seen which leaves me thinking I should have tried to come a month earlier (though that wouldn't have been fair to my boss back home). We're having what appears to be a heatwave with the temp forecast in Yosemite tomorrow at 30C.

    My wife thanks you for the mothers day wish D70 and she reckons the best bit of today was the slow drive through Yosemite. My own highlight of the day was that I finally managed to buy a tolerable road map of the Western USA to replace the superb whole of USA map that I stupidly left behind in Aus. This gives me the ability to cross check what the GPS is telling me. I was dead worried that it would lead me in the wrong direction with 1 missed key stroke.

    I would sum up Yosemite as lots of cliff views, a nice flowing river or stream and a nice massed forrest but I haven't seen any truly impressive trees yet. I hope to see them tomorrow when we follow the advice the helpful tourist info lady gave us. I'm hoping they'll be bigger than the monster California Redwoods we saw last year in New Zealand
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    The Redwoods are up the coast north of SF not in Yosemite. Yosemite is far too high an alitude for them.

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    Actually the BIG TREES are in Sequoia National Park which is just south of Yosemite. This is the site of the famous General Sherman Tree, but there are a lot of large trees. Sequoias are the largest living organism (by mass) on earth. Usually topping out at about 270+ feet (90m), and typically grow at medium altitudes (5000-8000 feet).

    Hope you make it down there, just to be in awe. It's another slow drive, but then most park roads here are. One exception is The Grand Canyon where Highway 64, from Williams, is pretty much straight as an arrow... and not real twisty following the South Rim either. If you take Hwy 89 back to Flagstaff (through the Indian Reservation), then I40 east to Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest, it's pretty quick.
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    Note: California Redwoods grow mostly along the coast from about Cambria (S. Monterey County) to the Oregon border. You actually passed by quite a few on your drive to San Francisco. Had you had time to stop in the Santa Cruz mountains (South of San Francisco) there are still quite a few "biggies" there. The Sequoia is an inland relative (and unique to California).
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    Update: Jeff will be looking into the photo posting issue when he returns home tonight.
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    Beaut news D70 then if Jeff is looking into it, I tried logging into Flickr this morning and it was doing my head in.

    Today was a very relaxing drive from Bass Lake into the southern most tip of Yosemite with a couple short walks and a fancy lunch before returning home to our resort, lounging in the pool and basically relaxing.

    The kids thanked me for having a slower relaxing holiday where I wasn't pushing them into the car as much as NZ. Ironic and I'll see if they're singing the same tune after 7hr's in the car between Sequoia & Las Vegas.

    Let's see if the photos post. I have really dodgy internet access here at the Pines Resort Yosemite though.
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    Jeff has addressed the problem and apparently...

    It works!!!

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