Finally got the chance to go to Yosemite Park for the very first time.
Spring/Summer, although super busy, is the time to go. Waterfalls are still visible, river water is cold but swimmable and animals are out.
* For a beginner/first timer Curry Camp was perfect. Nothing compares to waking up and looking up the valley and there is plenty of food option and drinks after a full day of exploring.
** I also took the Valley Floor Tour which was surprisingly entertaining and I got to see a BEAR for the very fist time.