It was late April when I embarked on a journey to Yosemite National Park. I left San Jose around 9:30 AM, and I arrived to the Park around 3:30 PM. Usually, it would only take a four-hour drive to get there, but I made a few lengthy stops for food and such along the way. As I approached the entrance of Yosemite, it began sprinkling, which is when I realized I made the mistake of not checking the weather - just like I had on my previous trip to the Channel Islands. Once I was in the National Park, the light rain turned into a full-on lightning storm.