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Uber in Yosemite??
May 19, 2017 06:51PM
Does anyone know if Uber is available in the Yosemite area?

I need a ride down from Tuolumne Meadows area down to the Yosemite Valley. Yarts does this drive, but they leave TM in the morning and I need a ride down in the afternoon.

Has anyone ever used or seen Uber in the area???


Thanks.

hikerneil
Re: Uber in Yosemite??
May 20, 2017 04:30AM
Don't know about Uber, but you'd probably have better luck talking to someone at one of the TM parking lots and asking for a ride.
Markskor would say put your pack out beside the road with a sign, and stand there with your thumb out. Works for many people.
Re: Uber in Yosemite??
May 21, 2017 04:56PM
Last year the Hiker's Bus came down in the afternoon/evening. I don't see the 2017 schedule posted yet, but that should be an option again. http://www.travelyosemite.com/things-to-do/guided-bus-tours/ .

As for Uber, I've no experience with them, but their estimator web site shows rates for Yosemite ...
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May 21, 2017 09:44PM
Uber can probably drop you off if you started outside the park. To get permitted to operate inside the park, ie. pick up clients inside the park, could be a nightmare for Uber. Just to take pro pictures for a wedding requires the selling of your first born.



Old Dude
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May 21, 2017 10:19PM
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mrcondron
Uber can probably drop you off if you started outside the park. To get permitted to operate inside the park, ie. pick up clients inside the park, could be a nightmare for Uber. Just to take pro pictures for a wedding requires the selling of your first born.

Is ride sharing regulated by the NPS? One would think that being Uber or Lyft drivers would be a convenient way for Aramark employees to supplement their income during their off hours.



Leave No Trace
avatar Re: Uber in Yosemite??
May 22, 2017 01:19AM
Uber isn't exactly known for playing by the rules. They'd probably just ignore any need for permits or licenses.
Re: Uber in Yosemite??
May 22, 2017 05:31AM
I dunno if Uber and Lyft are or aren't allowed to operate in Yosemite, but at the Everglades site for the Shark Valley Visitor Center (https://www.nps.gov/ever/planyourvisit/svdirections.htm) there's this warning, which gave me a laugh:

"NOTE: VISITORS ARRIVING BY UBER - Due to the remoteness of this area we are finding that visitors arriving by UBER transportation are unable to acquire a return UBER, we suggest checking with your driver for return arrangements or have an alternative taxi option. There is no other public transportation to this site."



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/22/2017 05:31AM by Not quite The Geezer, but getting there.
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