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Posted: 10/02/19 11:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It certainly looks like that is the best way to go. If the weather is bad, I'd just take Tehachapi pass. Long way out of the way, but 395 has some awesome places to visit.


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Tioga usually closes around early November. This year might be different.

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Used to be, years ago, that if you were transiting Yosemite via Tioga, you would not be charged. Times got hard, and the park started charging the $20 fee, regardless. If you qualify for the senior pass, that is the best bet. Also, you really have to watch your height of the RV as there are tunnels that may pose problem on the approach to Tioga pass.

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This is the OP. We did have to pay the entrance fee, $35 now, although the ranger did everything he could to find us a discount. We had not driven the backcountry of Yosemite before and it was an awesome drive. It wasn't really a loss. Thanks for the input.


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If you are still in the Convict Lake area, try to spend as much time as possible in the Rock Creek and Bishop Creek areas -- the aspens are going nuts, and they are late this year (which works in your favor).


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Call ahead if you're going to stay in Bishop. We just wrapped up an eight-week trip and Bishop was the only place where the parks were completely booked.


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Bitterbrush Campground is open year-round. No hookups, but well-located up Highway 168, not too far from the trailheads.

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