How to do Yosemite in May

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Re: How to do Yosemite in May

Post by Dave_Ayers » Thu May 16, 2019 10:30 am

As of May 7th the snow level climbing up from Tunnel View began at ~6500 feet at the Artist Creek Crossing. And camping is allowed before Stanford Pt, see the Yosemite Trailheads map (https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/ ... lheads.pdf) where the red arrowhead ends a bit after the trail takes the eastward turn. This 5/7/19 picture is looking at Stanford Pt and Silver Strand Falls from Old Inspiration Pt. Snow can be seen on the Stanford Pt outcropping.
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Re: How to do Yosemite in May

Post by dki » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:41 pm

Any thoughts on Westfall Meadows? I was thinking of starting at the Westfall Meadows TH and heading either towards the Bridalveil Creek trail and checking out Ostrander Lake if the trail is clear (watching snow reports and it might be by the time of my trip from 6/24-6/27) then heading back to Bridalveil Creek TH and figuring out what to do next.

Or, and perhaps this is more like a mid-season Yosemite question depending on snowfall, going further south and then back up on what seems to be the Buena Vista trail (? don't have my trail maps on me at work -- attached a map) that loops around through Mono Meadow and back at Glacier Point Road. [will figure out transportation later, likely there will be 2 cars]

Planned dates for trip 6/24 - 6/27

Curious as I have never been hiking in this area
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Re: How to do Yosemite in May

Post by AlmostThere » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:00 pm

dki wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:41 pm
Any thoughts on Westfall Meadows? I was thinking of starting at the Westfall Meadows TH and heading either towards the Bridalveil Creek trail and checking out Ostrander Lake if the trail is clear (watching snow reports and it might be by the time of my trip from 6/24-6/27) then heading back to Bridalveil Creek TH and figuring out what to do next.

Or, and perhaps this is more like a mid-season Yosemite question depending on snowfall, going further south and then back up on what seems to be the Buena Vista trail (? don't have my trail maps on me at work -- attached a map) that loops around through Mono Meadow and back at Glacier Point Road. [will figure out transportation later, likely there will be 2 cars]

Planned dates for trip 6/24 - 6/27

Curious as I have never been hiking in this area
Sometimes I end up on that trail in spring -- the creek crossings can be gnarly. Especially Chilnualna Creek.

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Re: How to do Yosemite in May

Post by dki » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:42 pm

Thanks for the heads up AlmostThere!

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