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Re: Firewood Costs?

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Firewood Costs?
April 18, 2007 05:19PM
It has been 20 years since I last stayed in the valley. I was a teenager at the time and being that we lived in the central valley we always brought our own firewood. I am bringing my family to experience the majesty of Yosemite and can't wait for that week to come. I feel like a kid again oozing with anticipation. Part of the anticipation are nights around the campfire making SMORS and talking story. I realize purchasing firewood in the valley is expensive but I can't find any prices online to know what to expect. Has anyone seen prices recently? I might have an opportunity to get some wood outside the valley but in the event I can't it would be nice to know what wood is going for in the park.


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April 19, 2007 07:47PM
If you have to ask...

Seriously, it's not cheap to buy firewood in the Valley. They know they have you.

Re: Firewood Costs?
April 20, 2007 08:54PM
Unless they raise it before summer, the price is $9 (tax included) for a box at the Village store, at least it was a week ago. Almond wood, I think. While it's pricey, I don't think it's out of line for being in the valley...plus, if they sell cheap wood, people might have more and bigger fires, and it's already too smoky at times.

A wild guess at the size of a box is 20"l by 16"w by 8"h, but that's definitely a guesstimate relying on memory. If you're going after May 1, they only allow fires from about 5PM to 10PM, so whether a box would last a night depends on how big a fire you like. We used a box for 2 nights and a morning, but just for small warming fires.

A little kindling is included in the box.

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Re: Firewood Costs?
April 23, 2007 02:18PM
Thanks Gary.... that helps with our planning.
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