We attempted to book campsite at Toulmne Meadows months before without any luck. So we decided to wing it. We left at 4:30 in the morning to arrive around 8:30. As soon as we get to the Camp Office everything booked. No open sites and a long waiting list. We were I think number twenty something. The staff suggested to drive past the park there were so many camp sites with walk ups. So we took our chance again. After the third campground we got lucky. So we ended up at Ellery Campround. Just our luck a couple was using the parking spot for their camper but not the actual site. So he offered it to us. The host was amazing to let setup camp. The only con was the elevation of 9500. I had such bad headaches from the altitude.
This was next to our Camp site. Nice walk up the rocky terrain.
During the weekend we drove to Mammoth area and did a short Hike near Twin Falls Lake. It was .2 miles all going up. Spectacular views from the top totally worth the hike up.