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Questions tagged [yosemite]

Tag for questions regarding Yosemite National Park.

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Camp in a Yosemite backpacker's site with confirmation but no permit

We have been granted a backcountry permit in Yosemite. The permit allows the use of backpacker's camp sites near the trailhead on the day before and after the dates of the permit. We'd like to stay in ...
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How many days (minimum) do I need to visit Yosemite? [closed]

I have a business trip to San Francisco at March. Later, I am planing a few days off and visit Yosemite National Park. How many days do I need minimum? Does it make sense to visit there for 2 days?
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Sleeping in Yosemite park

I was thinking of renting a camper van and wondered if it's safe to sleep in the van. Are there designated areas where one can park and stay overnight in a van?
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America the Beautiful pass or single entry - What are the admission fees for CA national parks?

I'm from Australia and am going to the US for a holiday in November. We are going to Sequoia and doing the Sequoia tour and staying at Sequoia hotel. We are also staying at Yosemite valley lodge and ...
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Visiting Yosemite in December - Will car rentals provide me with snow chains?

I will spend some time in San Francisco in December and want to take the opportunity to visit the Yosemite National Park over the weekend. However I have read that there might be the need for tire ...
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Yosemite and Lake Tahoe Road Trip Assistance [closed]

I'm starting to plan a road trip that will take place in late August of this year. I'm looking for any guidance or recommendations for places to stay in both Yosemite and in Lake Tahoe. For Yosemite,...
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Do I have to expect snow at 3900 meters above sea level during summer?

I'm planning to climb a high mountain during end of May, beginning of June, in the Yosemite National Park. The mountain is around 3900 meters above sea level. In Switzerland, I would expect that there ...
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Traveling to Yosemite: Self-drive roadtrip vs group tour

Travel.SE, this is my first time being here, I am gonna go to Yosemite late this May with my mom. Based on the current knowledge of traveling to Yosemite based on Google, either I would rent a car ...
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How to prepare for a trip to the Half-Dome in Yosemite National Park?

I'm a huge mountain fan and I'd really like to go to the Half-Dome in Yosemite National Park. Since today I only did some hiking tours in the Alps and therefore I don't really know what I should ...