I have read alot of threads on this subject already but I wanted to get some opinions on the routes as suggested below. We are going from LV to SF on the April 28/29.
April 28th: Drive from Las Vegas to Lee Vining passing through Death Valley and heading north on the east side of Sierra Nevada. Overnight stop at Lee Vining.
April 29: Plan A is to drive the Tioga pass (if it is open). I have read that there is very little snow this year - but April 29th might still be too early. If the pass is open then we would like to do a half-day hike somewhere along the Tioga pass or nearby. Any suggestions? Or shouls we go to the Yosemite valley for the best hikes? We need to be in SF late on April 29th.
If the Tioga pass is closed then we can either use a route further North (and still have an overnight stay at Lee Vining) or we can chose a different route from LV that perhaps ends up in Yosemite valley. Any thoughts on what would be best?
Either way we have 2 full days and one overnight stay. Preferably we would like to go through Death Valley and have time for a short hike somewhere in Yosemite. Thanks for all assistance!