Yosemite in April

Old Jan 30th, 2003, 06:22 PM
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Yosemite in April

Is April(23&24) not a good time of the year to go to Yosemite? How much of the park do you miss out on when Tioga Pass is closed?
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Old Jan 30th, 2003, 06:43 PM
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April is a GREAT time for Yosemite. Parts of the park may still be closed - but with only 2 days you'll only have time for the Valley anyway. All of the Valley and probably Badger Pass ski area will be open and the waterfalls will be at their near best.
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Old Jan 30th, 2003, 06:53 PM
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Its a great time to go to Yosemite. Doubtful you will run into any snow then. The waterfalls will be fantastic. Even though Yosemite Park is quite large, what most people see when they go to Yosemite is valley which is only several miles long. Other than missing a scenic drive, you won't miss much if Tioga Pass is closed. The valley by itself will make your trip worthwhile.
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Old Jan 30th, 2003, 08:35 PM
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April is my FAVORITE time of the year to visit Yosemite. We've always had good weather and it has usually been warm, but be aware that it is possible to snow in April.

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Old Jan 31st, 2003, 09:28 AM
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Agree with everyone above... however, to answer your question you miss out on about half of the park, and some of it, especially if you plan on doing any hiking away from the road, is unbelievably beautiful and very different from Yosemite Valley.
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Old Feb 10th, 2003, 12:22 AM
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Great time of year... no crowds unless it's Spring Break week. Still tame compared to summer. Falls are fantastic then! It can be in the 70's (as it was late in March several times), or it can snow, but by late April, usually not. Had a great snow there two years ago in early April...after they'd already reached 70 degrees! Everything is so green & full of life by late April. Don't miss it!
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