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profdant139

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Posted: 01/24/20 09:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Absolutely go to Yosemite in the snow -- it is beautiful. The only issue would be the size of your rig -- Upper Pines Campground (the only one open) is not great for larger rigs. If you go, make sure you have chains for your trailer as well as your tow vehicle -- they can be required by the CHP at any time.

We have camped in Yosemite in the snow several times. It almost never gets below 25 degrees at night --- Yosemite Valley is only at 5000 feet or so. We have never had a freeze problem at 25. (Fifteen degrees in the Eastern Sierra? Yes, we have had a little problem now and then. [emoticon] )

We did not run the heat at night -- we just piled on the down comforter and several blankets. As a result, we slept in until 8 am, something we never, ever do at home. When you reach a certain age, sleeping well is a huge luxury.

Here is what our campsite looked like in December of 2015:

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And here is a link to a blog post -- lots of photos:

Yosemite in the snow


2012 Fun Finder X-139 "Boondock Style" (axle-flipped and extra insulation)
2013 Toyota Tacoma Off-Road (semi-beefy tires and components)
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Posted: 01/24/20 12:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Oh, that's a very good point about the cabins! You can reserve the tent cabins in the park on the same website as the campground. They have heaters, I believe. They're not cheap, I'm thinking something like $100 a night, but they are made for multiple people. They are also located right close to the showers, restaurant, shuttle, etc.


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