I see that there isn't any AC, we are going next August and two of us have asthma, is it hot and is there a lot of humidity in August? Is it uncomfortable without the AC?
We travelled in August, and one of our group has asthma. no problems at all. although there were fans in the room, we really didn't need them- it was never really hot and humid, and the room itself was nice and shady. there is aircon in the food court, bar and restaurant, so its really quite cold there (bring a jacket/sweater). the only thing you might want to check up on is wild fires- sometimes the air would get a little Smokey in areas close to wildfires, so you might want to avoid walking or hiking close to those areas if that is a problem (wasn't for us...). there are lots of rangers around to help in the route selection though, and yosemite is huge, so it should be fine.
We've been to Yosemite in August and AC was not an issue; however, we do not suffer from asthma. (Crowds can make transportation difficult, but August is August -- lots of summer vacationers.) If you can schedule a visit in April or May, the waterfalls are gorgeous, and the AC won't be missed.
The weather and environment in and around the valley in Yosemite park is so fabulous in August-September that there is no need for any man made air conditioners!
Have a nice trip!
No, we went first week in September, and although it was warm and comfortable, there did not seem to be alot of humidity. You are in the mountains so the temps are much more tolerable. Most of the park and lodging is under tree cover so there is not a lot of "hot spots". The only issue I noticed, although I don't have asthma, there were fires nearby which caused a smoke like haze over the park so far away venues seemed a bit "foggy looking". The smokemade my eyes a bit irritated, but I did not even realize what was causing my irritated eyes until we left the area and went to
Sequioa National,Park, which was away for the fires and my eyes felt better. The fires in in Yosemite did not cause any breathing issues that we noticed.
We went in August and it was v hot - 100 degrees during the day and probably only down to mid 70s at night. Air con is a must for staying at this resort in Aug.
I see you are from Ohio. We are originally from Southern Indiana.
The temperature and humidity was nothing like August in Indiana. Even at peak temps, I would not say it was humid.
I'm sorry, just saw this question.
It was warm when we were there in late August; 85 as high.
Our room had a ceiling fan and 2 floor fans which we ran while in the room. We were never too hot while inside.
I'm not sure how it will affect your asthma as no one in our family has asthma. The smoke/air quality would have been a bigger issue when we were there.
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