Hello all - this is an excellent forum.
We are flying out from the UK next month (very excited!) and are planning to drive from Stovepipe Wells in Death Valley to Yosemite Park on 29th October as part of our trip. We would like to go through the Tioga Pass as it is the most direct route and, by all accounts, a beautiful drive.
However, we are worried about the road being shut and, even if it is not closed, is it a perilous drive at this time of year?
Should I be worried about the drive? I have not used car chains before but am used to driving through mountains etc. Is it particularly treacherous?
If the Tioga pass is shut, we will go round - either via Sonora pass, or via Tahoe, or by going south and round to Oakhurst via Fresno - we have not decided but does anyone have any thoughts on these other routes?