We were super lucky and snagged a last minute camp site at Upper Pines right in the valley. We have been to Yosemite so many times now, but always managed to stay in different places and do different hikes so far. Even though the stunning views are basically the same every time now, we have also seen them in all the different seasons. The golden color on some of the trees was particularly nice this time. Unfortunately during this time of year the waterfalls are pretty dried up, but you can enjoy hiking in the cooler weather so that’s the trade off. We really enjoyed the Upper Pines campground and got to try out some new camping gear on top of it. Overall an excellent 2 night trip to Yosemite.