After crossing the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge you will travel through the Great Central Valley and into the Sierra foothills where the Forty-Niners panned for gold. Follow the beautiful Merced River to the Sierra Nevada Mountains and enter Yosemite National Park. Glaciers cut through these mountains forming the spectacular granite monuments you will see throughout the park. Ample time is scheduled to visit the scenic wonders of Yosemite Valley. Highlights include the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge, Sierra Nevada Range, El Capitan, Bridalveil Falls, Vernal Falls, Merced River, Yosemite Falls, Cathedral Spires and Half Dome.