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  1. Default Yosemite to Furness Creek To Las vegas

    We are six Aussies doing a big trip in early Sept. Part of our trip is to drive from San Francisco to Yosemite (stay 3 nights) then Furness Creek (1 night) then on to Las Vegas.

    Any tips and "must dos"?

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    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin


    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    Your trip plan is falls under the heading of the single most discussed route on this forum with thousands of posts on the subject. Rather than try to reinvent the wheel, I suggest you spend a little time taking a look around at the vast amounts of information that's already been posted.

    After getting some background, we'll be more than happy to help you answer any specific questions that you have.

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    Thanks Midwest Michael. Have seen plenty of info. Just wondering are there any seasonal happenings, weather info or useful tips for an early September trip

    Aussie Les

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin


    September is close to an ideal time for the trip. It's past the peak summer travel season, but early enough that all the passes will still be open, and any weather related problems would be very rare.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    South of England.

    Default Wonderful route !

    Great time of year to travel !

    Both, Yosemite and Death valley are amazing but have limited lodgings for the number of visitors, so I would recommend booking as early in advance as you can, [now] if you haven't already done so. In Yosemite make sure you drive up to Glacier point and take the short walk to the viewpoint. Near the Southern entrance you will find Mariposa Grove where you can get a 'taste' of the Giant Sequoia trees. Leave reasonably early for Death valley and allow yourself plenty of time for stops over the Tioga pass [CA120] to enjoy the views, as well as elsewhere along the way, like Mono Lake.

    Death valley will still be hot, so carry water and snacks in the car and use sun protection. Lot's to see around Furnace creek, including Badwater, the lowest point below sea level in the entire US. Earlier in the day you would have driven past Mount Whitney near Lone Pine, it's peak is the highest in the US !

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