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Re: Shuttle options/Tioga Road

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avatar Shuttle options/Tioga Road
July 24, 2015 11:15AM
I'm wondering if it's possible to leave our car parked at the yosemite creek/ten lakes trailhead and shuttle back to it after finishing our hike two days later at Tenaya Lake. Is a better option to do the reverse and leave the car at Tenaya Lake, or somewhere near where we'll end up, and shuttle to the Ten Lakes trailhead? Which shuttles run this route and are they frequent enough to rely on?
avatar Re: Shuttle options/Tioga Road
July 24, 2015 12:22PM
To shuttle between Tenaya Lake and the Yosemite Creek/Ten Lakes trailhead, you would need to catch the Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows hikers bus. (The more frequent Tuolumne Meadows Shuttle Bus travels no father west than Olmsted Point.)

The Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows hikers bus only makes three daily roundtrips. Here's its schedule:

Looking at the hikers bus schedule, if you leave your car at the Yosemite Creek/Ten Lakes trailhead and take the hikers bus back at the end of your trip, you'll need to be at the Tenaya Lake bus stop by 7:07 PM at the latest. But if you want to catch an earlier bus back, then you would need to be at that stop by 1:22 PM (5 hours and 45 minutes between the two buses).

On the other hand, if you left your car at Tenaya Lake and then took the shuttle to the Yosemite Creek/Ten Lakes trailhead, then the earliest you could start your backpacking trip from the trailhead would be somewhere around 10:50 AM, but you would be able to arrive back to Tenaya Lake and your car anytime you liked.

avatar Re: Shuttle options/Tioga Road
July 24, 2015 01:51PM
Very much appreciated info thanks! I'd only seen the YARTS and Tuolumne meadows shuttle schedules and knew there had to be a better option. This will help greatly with planning and give us some options
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