I know this is very often discussed on these forums but in my searching Iíve not been able to find a precise answer to the following question.
Iím hiring a Lotus Elise from Vegas for 5 days starting the 14th of May this year. I want to drive to Yosemite and take Tioga Pass but it will probably be closed at this time (only 6 times in since 1980 has the road been open prior to the 14th of May). My question is; If I get lucky and Tioga Pass is open a couple of days prior to May 14th, will I still need snow chains to make it across from Lee Vinning?
If it is closed and I detoured north from Lee Vinning to Sonora Pass and took an eastern entry into Yosemite, would I need snow chains for that route?
thanks for your help and for this great forum!
Tl;dr do you need snow chains for Tioga Pass around 15 May if its open? Do you need snow chains for the valley of Yosemite around 15 May?