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Travel to Yosemite May 20 to 24 - 2018

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Travel to Yosemite May 20 to 24 - 2018

I will be traveling to Yosemite from May 20 to May 24. I would like to have an advice which places I can visit during that time. I know that some routes will be closed during that time. I will spend two days in Yosemite Valley and two days in Oakhurst.

We are traveling from San Francisco to the Valley. It is our first time in the area. We love hiking.

Please advice.


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1. Re: Travel to Yosemite May 20 to 24 - 2018


Definitely open the full TA website and look at those Top Questions on the right. Lay out your draft itinerary.

Focus on Yosemite Valley when you're staying there. Maybe include nearby Tuolumne Grove. I think Tioga Road might be open by then.

Focus on Glacier Point & small Wawona when you're staying in Oakhurst. If possible, change one of the Oakhurst lodging nights to Yosemite Valley.

Note that Sunday May 20 will be busy as it's a weekend.

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2. Re: Travel to Yosemite May 20 to 24 - 2018

Your dates coincide with mine +/- a day. We are avid hikers. Here's a good website to compare different hikes: https://www.yosemitehikes.com/ . I think PacificNWFamily gave me this website and it has been wonderful to plan :) We are staying in the Valley in Half Dome Village in Stoneman House.

Start early on your hikes.Be on the trail by 8 am. An idea from YV if you like strenuous hiking: 4- mile trail to GP plus Panorama down (14 miles total). Bring lots of water because I do not know if the water fountains are open at GP and a good lunch/snacks. The reviews for this combo are excellent.

Another hike from the valley that we are doing is to the upper Yosemite falls https:/…yosemitefallstrail.htm . Check the strenuous hikes profiles here: https:/…valleyprofiles.htm

Note: JMT is partially closed (upper part) so if you decide to go to GP then to descend go via Panorama and Mist.

Edited: 16 May 2018, 01:14
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