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Posted: 11/30/14 08:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Such the view
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Cool report, sorry no snow [emoticon] What a difference a year and a half makes! Here is June of 2013

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The hike up the trail was shoulder to shoulder with about 10,000 other hikers on the trail! Crazy crowds!

Is that tent right by your camper for your dogs or another campsite only 4 feet away? Looks like all that freeway traffic had the same idea you had to head to yosemite!


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Thanks for the preview. Its on our list to visit now that we have the time.
Great pictures and story. Without a list I can't survive a trip.


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Posted: 11/30/14 09:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Awesome photos, and thanks for letting me camp with you vicariously!! I can't wait to go places where our BIG RVs could never go!

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great photos, but I must have missed breakfast.

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Thanks for sharing your trip.


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Posted: 11/30/14 10:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Best time to go to Yosemite is mid January to mid March. In mid January, 2012, all campgrounds closed except one of the Pines, it had only 5 other campsites occupied. In mid March 2013, still only one campground open, about 1/2 full. By April you will need a reservation, true through Thanksgiving and often until after New Years day. In Jan-Feb it is best to go on a weekend (would never do that in the Summer!) because there is so little business many of the shops/restaurants are closed during the week.


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Very nice trip report complete with great photos and story. Thanks for taking us along on your adventure.


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Great Trip report!! We got to get out there someday soon.

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I'm not so sure you're all that antisocial. [emoticon] But yes, generators make it difficult to like other campers nearby.

Good for you on the hiking. You are still in decent shape. July 2013 I only made it halfway up the steps at Vernal, and the 54 year old legs said to me, "turn around now, you fool!"

Does that emergency VHF channel get monitored all the time? What's the range on your new radio? I am a bit surprised that you didn't get any cell signal in the valley (who's your carrier?), as I seem to recall getting a good AT&T signal from the Pines CGs at least.

I don't think I could stand the early a.m. fur-alarm-clock! Gotta love those dogs.


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rexlion wrote:

I'm not so sure you're all that antisocial. [emoticon] But yes, generators make it difficult to like other campers nearby.

Good for you on the hiking. You are still in decent shape. July 2013 I only made it halfway up the steps at Vernal, and the 54 year old legs said to me, "turn around now, you fool!"

Does that emergency VHF channel get monitored all the time? What's the range on your new radio? I am a bit surprised that you didn't get any cell signal in the valley (who's your carrier?), as I seem to recall getting a good AT&T signal from the Pines CGs at least.

I don't think I could stand the early a.m. fur-alarm-clock! Gotta love those dogs.


VHF, depends on terrain for range, Line of sight it will go quite far, deep canyons not so much. monitored yes.

Cell verizon and it was spotty. texts go right through. they Generators were not the big issue as they were all Honda's and fairly quiet. it was the drunks yelling as loud as they could around the campfires late at night that most ticked me off


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