Hi, just a couple of questions here. I visited Yosemite in early August last year and loved it so much that I am planning on returning the first week in June of this year.
The NPS website says Tioga is closed for the SEASON. Does this mean that it won’t open until Summer officially starts (June 21 at the earliest), or is it more of a “closed until further notice” situation? I see they have the past dates for when it opens, which usually occurs around mid May, so I have hope.. but I do remember when I went last year it opened very, very late. Either way, not a huge hit to my trip — I am planning my trip so that we don’t have to take tioga, but I wouldn’t mind driving back to mammoth lakes if it’s open.
For those of you that have visited in early June, should I except the same level of traffic as I would in early August (e.g. valley AND glacier point closed by 10 a.m. because parking is full)? I learned the hard way about the traffic last year, but was able to adjust and get time in the valley. I am trying to do a week day, as I’m sure it gets a lot busier on the weekends.