Will be doing a road trip around Oct 19 starts from SF Bay Area - Yosemite, back to Bay Area - Big Sur - SoCal via Hwy. 1.
Last time I went to Yosemite was a few years ago and we only went to the Valley because Tioga Pass Rd. was closed due to snow. So this time I will only spend little time in the Valley and will drive to Glacier Point and Tioga Pass, maybe all the way to Mono Lake. I have 3 sunrises and 2 sunsets for Yosemite and by reading Michael Frye's "The Photographer's Guide to Yosemite", I'm planning to spend 1 sunset at Tunnel View. Since there are so many options from the book for sunrise/sunset, I was wondering if I can get some recommendations as far as the BEST spots to go during those golden hours. I will spend the rest of my time there scouting all other spots, and perhaps do some easy/medium hiking. Also, where would you recommend as far as place to stay for maybe less than $100/night? Thinking about spending 2 nights there and so far all hotels are quite pricey in the area and most of them are like at least 1 hour from the park. Not planning to camp this time, but cheap cabin is perfectly fine with me.
I'm planning to stay 1 night in Big Sur area and 1 night in Oxnard area. Any recommendations as far as hotel in Big Sur area for less than $100/night? Trying to limit the budget as low as possible
Thank you in advance for the ideas...cheers...