I need some advice please, we have 3 kids (16, 14, 10), doing a road trip and I'd like your opinion on the most scenic and time realistic route to take. We're driving from Monterey July 19 (AM) arriving in Mammoth lakes July 21 (PM). We're stopping in Wawona first on July 19. I'm planning to take a dip in the swimholes beside the Community center then to take the shuttle to Mariposa Grove. After that, drive to El Portal (staying in the Yosemite Gatekeeper's Lodge - part of Cedar Lodge). On July 20 we're also staying in the same hotel. On July 21 we're staying in The Village Lodge in Mammoth Lakes. I had hoped to rent a raft in Curry Village on July 20 but from what I read if you haven't booked it the day before you won't get one (we actually need 2 'cos there's 5 of us). My problem is with all the crowds I'm not sure what we're going to be able to do, is it really that bad? Should we use the YARTS to go around on July 20th? The Lower Yosemite Fall trail and Mist trail sound very interesting so does the sunset at Glacier Point, what do you think is feasible for us with the time we have and knowing that our hotel is back at El Portal? Tenaya lake sounds beautiful too, this would be good on our way to Mammoth Lakes I guess. Advice from people who've been there in the summer would be much appreciated.