How big is Africa really? Much bigger than it looks on most maps which use the Mercator projection. In 2010, we plotted a map of Africa using Gall's Stereographic Cylindrical Projection (1855), which gives a truer indication of the continent's size compared to others http://econ.st/1GjCoIU#econarchive (2010)
Tenaya lake is one of the best places to stop in Yosemite. You can get away from the lazy road people by walking on to the beach or even hiking the trail on the far side. You can easily get some peace and quiet.