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2oldman

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ReneeG wrote:


Love your trip report, but the OP asked about the other Y park - Yosemite.
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Be aware of the park reservation lottery system:
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Getting to the valley from the east side is a long drive, over an hour or more depending on how far from Tioga Pass your camp is. It is a very scenic drive but still long. There is quite a bit to do in Tuolumne Meadows tho if you are a hiker.

My wife just won a week long stay at the SKP Coarsegold park so we may be there at the beginning of October. She has had an incredible run of luck at the Escapade winning three door prizes.

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Late September can be good - cooler temps (especially night temps), less crowds, and low chance of bad weather. However, as mentioned, the water flow will be minimal to nonexistant - especially this year as there was no snow last winter. Unfortunately, fires are a big potential. So keep watch for any fire reports for the next couple months.

Early September is likely to still be hot and the crowds bigger. Lack of flowing water and fires will be the main letdown.

Fires in the region will also affect visibilty of the night skies.

As mentioned, spring gives you the biggest bang for flowing water - especially if there is snow this winter. Minimal concern about fires, but fire damage from this year may affect campgrounds next spring. What time in spring will depend on snowfall. If minimal snowfall, then roads will open sooner. If lots of snowfall, then roads may stay closed later. Spring will also see wildflowers in the meadows. Night skies will be clearer with no fires.

If you aren't interested in doing a longer trip and seeing more of California, I would stay on the east side. From there, you can also visit Mono Lake and Bodie Ghost Town.


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"Love your trip report, but the OP asked about the other Y park - Yosemite. "

OOPS! this is what happens when you sit down at the computer first thing in the morning "without" your coffee. LMAO. Glad you enjoyed it none the less.

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Desert Captain wrote:

"Love your trip report, but the OP asked about the other Y park - Yosemite. "

OOPS! this is what happens when you sit down at the computer first thing in the morning "without" your coffee. LMAO. Glad you enjoyed it none the less.

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Close enough, both starts with Y.[emoticon]

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Enjoyed the Yellowstone report so much I had to look back to be sure it was about Yosemite...??.

We're hoping to make it up that way in Sept/Oct timeframe...I've always wanted to try that SKP Coursegold camp...maybe this year.


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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

Desert Captain wrote:

"Love your trip report, but the OP asked about the other Y park - Yosemite. "

OOPS! this is what happens when you sit down at the computer first thing in the morning "without" your coffee. LMAO. Glad you enjoyed it none the less.

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Close enough, both starts with Y.[emoticon]


We laugh about this all the time in our family.

It's just like plugging in a USB cable: There's a 50% chance you'll get it right, but a 100% chance you'll get it wrong the first time.

And that's from a family of CA natives whose kids moved to WY to go to school. We still can't get it right.


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Posted: 07/23/21 04:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

Desert Captain wrote:

"Love your trip report, but the OP asked about the other Y park - Yosemite. "

OOPS! this is what happens when you sit down at the computer first thing in the morning "without" your coffee. LMAO. Glad you enjoyed it none the less.

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Close enough, both starts with Y.[emoticon]


What are you talking about:
- Yosemite
- Jelllystone


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valhalla360 wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

Desert Captain wrote:

"Love your trip report, but the OP asked about the other Y park - Yosemite. "

OOPS! this is what happens when you sit down at the computer first thing in the morning "without" your coffee. LMAO. Glad you enjoyed it none the less.

[emoticon]


Close enough, both starts with Y.[emoticon]


What are you talking about:
- Yosemite
- Jelllystone


You won the internet today..

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dedmiston wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

Desert Captain wrote:

"Love your trip report, but the OP asked about the other Y park - Yosemite. "

OOPS! this is what happens when you sit down at the computer first thing in the morning "without" your coffee. LMAO. Glad you enjoyed it none the less.

[emoticon]


Close enough, both starts with Y.[emoticon]


We laugh about this all the time in our family.

It's just like plugging in a USB cable: There's a 50% chance you'll get it right, but a 100% chance you'll get it wrong the first time.

And that's from a family of CA natives whose kids moved to WY to go to school. We still can't get it right.


Tell me about it!

My son is a techie.


But we make sure we plug and re-started that thingy before we call.[emoticon]

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