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I’m sure you’ve got your Memorial Day trip to Yosemite all planned out by now, right? Right? Wait, no? Well here’s some fun and exciting activities for everyone in the family to make this Memorial Day trip to Yosemite “THE BEST EVER” (as my daughter says).
Due to yesterday’s storm which caught everyone off guard with the amount of rain and snow it dropped, the Tioga and Glacier Point Roads have been closed – temporarily.
With Memorial Day coming up you can expect the park to be crowded. Unfortunately, this is California and the idea of public transportation just really hasn’t caught on so most of the visitors to the park come via their own car, truck or motorcycle. With all those cars that also means that you’re going to have to get gas somewhere. But did you know there’s no gas IN Yosemite Valley for visitors? Nope, not a drop. In fact, the nearest gas is miles and miles away so you’ll need to plan your trip accordingly. Here’s a list of places to get gas in and around Yosemite.
After reading yesterdays weather forecast for the week I didn’t really figure I’d see this much rain and snow. Currently there is rain and snow falling on the western slope of the Sierra from Sequoia/Kings Canyon to Lake Tahoe. No word on road closures at this time (5am).
An unstable air mass is making it’s way into California bringing with it cooler temperatures and thunderstorms. There may be hail and snow flurries at some elevations. Temperatures are expected to be just above freezing in Yosemite Valley on Tuesday night. Don’t worry though, temperatures are expected to return to the 70s and 80s by the end of the week with plenty of sun making for a nice Memorial Day weekend.
Check out this beautiful photo of Upper Yosemite Falls and Half Dome from Artemika on Instagram.