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  1. Sticky: Poll: December crashes in !

    Well it's certainly looking a lot like winter for the rest of the week !! It's possible that the high points along Tioga pass could see 5 foot of snow accumulation laying on the ground by Sunday...
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    Sacrificing one for the other.

    Your revised plan is doable and if you are happy to keep on the move will be enjoyable. What you need to consider is your travel times and if that leaves you enough time at each destination to keep...
  3. Sticky: Poll: Have to agree.

    I tend to agree even though a PITA for those touring without wanting to be tied down to dates. As we travel off season we have not experienced the congestion but it's not hard to imagine it impacting...
  4. Sticky: Poll: That's it folks!

    Although Yosemite 'Alerts' page are still declaring it as a Temporary closure the official 'Opening and closing' pages have confirmed it as closed for the season on October 31st. Unfortunately no...
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    Sticky: Teams in town!

    Red Bull and Mercedes (between them they have dominated the sport in recent years) made a guest appearance in Vegas earlier this month. 20 cars racing around this street circuit reaching close to...
  6. You're welcome. Looking around the forums and...

    You're welcome. Looking around the forums and planning links at the top and of bottom of each page will offer plenty of ideas and info. (You can find 'Similar threads' by scrolling down and each one...
  7. Being flexible is key, if you see a window of...

    Being flexible is key, if you see a window of opportunity you can take it. It's also good to have flexibility in the time you allow for the journey, that way the pressure is off on arrival date and...
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    You could branch out a bit further.

    Lodging is quite sparse around Big Bend but it's a great place to visit ! There are still a good few places to visit heading west, you could head to Carlsbad and drive to the Guadalupe mountains...
  9. Pack well, remain flexible.

    Howdy Major, welcome back !

    Unfortunately the best you can do is look at historical data for the weather and get a feel of what it could be like, other than that it's impossible to predict so far...
  10. Sticky: Poll: No coming back from this !(?)

    All I could see for the last couple of days from the High Sierra webcam was a whited out screen. Now it's showing a significant amount of new snow has fallen.
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    In general terms, yes it's safe but as you would...

    In general terms, yes it's safe but as you would at home or anywhere else on your travels, use common sense and if somewhere or something doesn't feel quite right, keep moving. I-10 is the most...
  12. Sticky: Poll: Weather watch.

    Here's the first snow to settle captured by Yosemite's High Sierra webcam.

    https://www.roadtripamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/November-03-2022.jpg

    And a warning of whats to come from the...
  13. Sticky: Poll: Could this be it ?

    Tioga pass has been temporarily closed due to the forecast of snow, I understand they closed it on October 31st and remains closed. Although this is stated as a temporary closure there is a Winter...
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    The good thing is with an 'Escape' van is you...

    The good thing is with an 'Escape' van is you could possibly have the best of both worlds, camping in the NP's and treat yourself to a decent Motel half way round if you wanted some pampering.
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    I would drive the loop.

    Hi and welcome back!

    If it were me, I would simply fly in and out of Seattle and do a loop trip otherwise extra flights and one way car rentals are going to cost money from what you have saved and...
  16. Sticky: Poll: Predictably getting unpredictable.

    The weather has been pretty settled in Yosemite for the time of year but it looks as though a change may blow in on Tuesday with the possibility of 6inches of snow followed by the same on Wednesday...
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    A few that spring to mind.

    Cameron trading post on US89 is a pretty cool place to wander around the stores and grab some lunch which could work on the way out or back. Another option on the way out past MV in Bluff is the...
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    Good to know.

    Thanks for the update, sounds like you had a blast !




    We have the Roadtrip field reports forum for detailed report and photo's. Will look forward to it ! It helps feed our passion while...
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    Great driving route !

    Hi Jago, welcome back !

    You're not going to have a lot of time for exploring the parks on foot, but it's hard to think of a better 3 day drive ! I think the North rim might be pushing it though,...
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    Sticky: Plans for race teams and spectators.

    News on the development of a 300,000sq ft paddock for the Formula 1 teams pit area with spectator floors above. The land has been acquired but with only a year to go before this huge event returns to...
  21. Yes it would help if you clarified whether you...

    Yes it would help if you clarified whether you have 12 days to get to SF or if that's for an out and back trip ? It makes a huge difference to the time you have available to sightsee. As Buck said...
  22. Sticky: Poll: Great time to visit !

    Reservations to be able to enter Yosemite end tonight and it looks like a beautiful week ahead to visit with freedom. In the valley the temperatures look to remain in the high 70F range and even...
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    You could easily spend 2 or 3 days exploring Big...

    You could easily spend 2 or 3 days exploring Big Bend, Rio Grande village Boquillas canyon, Chisos basin and the Ross Maxwell scenic drive down to Santa Elena canyon are some of the highlights. You...
  24. Sticky: Poll: That would be a heck of a queue !!

    Queen Elizabeth visited Yosemite in March 1983.

    https://www.roadtripamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/The-Queen-visits-Yosemite.jpg

    The late Queen Elizabeth who is currently laying in state...
  25. Sticky: Poll: First signs of winter approaching the high ground.

    From Monday we have 3 days of rain and snow showers forecasted and nightime temperatures dropping below 25F. With snow level above 9000 feet it shouldn't cause any disruption, other than early...
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