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Re: Tuolumne Campground

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Tuolumne Campground
August 17, 2015 09:27AM
I am going to be backpacking through Yosemite for the first time in early October. I am starting in Tuolumne Meadows and taking the John Muir trail to LYV. My reservation for the backpacking trip starts Sept 29th, but I was hoping to camp at the Tuolumne Campground on the 28th. I just noticed the historical campground closing is around that date. Any advice on what to do if the campground is closed? Am I still able to camp the night before if I have a wilderness permit? Thanks in advance.
Re: Tuolumne Campground
August 17, 2015 11:04AM
Drive east on 120 out of the park. One of the many campgrounds on the other side of Tioga Pass will almost certainly be open.
Re: Tuolumne Campground
August 17, 2015 12:02PM
I'm taking Yarts into the valley from Fresno so I will be on foot. Maybe I can hitchhike to Porcupine flats and stay there on the 4th and then try to find another ride to Tuolumne Meadows early on the 5th to start trip?
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August 17, 2015 06:49PM
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kembo05
I am going to be backpacking through Yosemite for the first time in early October. I am starting in Tuolumne Meadows and taking the John Muir trail to LYV. My reservation for the backpacking trip starts Sept 29th, but I was hoping to camp at the Tuolumne Campground on the 28th. I just noticed the historical campground closing is around that date. Any advice on what to do if the campground is closed? Am I still able to camp the night before if I have a wilderness permit? Thanks in advance.

When you pick up your permit on the 28th ask for a new permit that is issued on the 28th, then start your hike and camp at a legal spot. Since it is a Monday you should have no trouble.



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