There's nothing better than being deep in the nature and of course we had to visit at least one national park while in California. Yosemite National Park celebrates its 125th anniversary this year and is best known for its waterfalls, deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias and over 400 species of animals.
We didn't run into any of them expect squirrels and birds but Yosemite is a home to bobcat, mule deer, black bear, gray fox, Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep and red fox, mountain kingsnake, brown creeper, spotted owl, and a wide variety of bat species, rubber boa, western fence lizard, and alligator lizard. That Rubber Boa existence kind of scared me at first but then I read that Rubber Boas are known to never strike at or bite a human under any circumstances. They will only release a potent musk from their vent if they feel threatened. Whew! I can come back to camp overnight!