Travel.SE, this is my first time being here, I am gonna go to Yosemite late this May with my mom.
Based on the current knowledge of traveling to Yosemite based on Google, either I would rent a car and drive there and be completely on own own, or I could just buy a group bus tour package starting from SF or sth.
I have two concerns:
Me and my mom are both photography enthusiasts, my mom got two huge cameras(D3s and D2x), five lenses including a huge 200-400mm, and an unfoldable tripod, all of which would fill in two bags, I have just one Canon bag but still quite huge. Hence we would have 2-3 luggages per person. Now if traveling with groups, how many pieces of luggage normally we are allowed to take? and do we have time to take photos?
If not traveling with groups, all the lodgings are already booked out, what are the good options to live couple of miles away from Yosemite and drive there? Is parking in Yosemite convenient?