Road trippin': Gustine to Yosemite via SR-140

There are basically four roadway routes into Yosemite National Park and onward to Yosemite Valley: State Route 120 from the east and north, State Route 41 from the south and -- in CT News' opinion, the most interesting and efficient approach -- State Route 140 from the west. If motoring alongside the meandering Merced River doesn't help get you in the mood for Yosemite Valley's granite grandeurs, nothing will. So hop on and away we go, along SR-140's entire, 102-mile length.