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Re: Considering a visit to Yosemite around Christmas

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Considering a visit to Yosemite around Christmas
December 11, 2009 02:54PM
Looking for ideas on what to do. I don't ski.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/13/2009 10:20AM by lisa1.
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December 11, 2009 03:01PM
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lisa1
Looking for ideas on what to do. I don't ski. Dancing GIrl

Rent some snowshoes and walk down to the Tuolumne Grove.
Re: Considering a visit to Yosemite around Christmas
December 11, 2009 03:03PM
Thanks that's a good idea. I didn't consider that.
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December 11, 2009 03:11PM
You could also rent some cross country skis. It doesn't take all that long to stop falling down a lot winking smiley
Re: Considering a visit to Yosemite around Christmas
December 11, 2009 03:33PM
A lot, ha? Actually, learning to ski is something I may consider. Not a bad idea.
avatar Re: Considering a visit to Yosemite around Christmas
December 11, 2009 08:13PM
Then there is just sitting in the valley and gaping at the wonder of it all.



Old Dude
Re: Considering a visit to Yosemite around Christmas
December 13, 2009 10:21AM
I know, I can't wait.
Re: Considering a visit to Yosemite around Christmas
December 12, 2009 04:50AM
Ranger-led snowshoe trip at Badger.
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December 12, 2009 07:11AM
day or days???
If first visit, get on the shuttle with a map and ride the whole route. Then, go to the Visitor Center, Ansel Adams Gallery, get a map and walk the bike path, walk to Mirror Lake, visit the Awahanee. At the Visitor Center, connect with some of the organized ranger or auditorium events. Then, take the shuttle to a random stop near the Merced River get out, walk to a private spot and sit quietly in one place for about 10 minutes and just observe.

Some very basic, what-to-do, non-NPS info at the following link:

http://www.river-management.org/pdfs/Workshops/2009%20Workshop-While%20in%20Yosemite.pdf



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Re: Considering a visit to Yosemite around Christmas
December 13, 2009 10:33AM
Great. Thank you. I didn't realize that organized ranger or auditorium events were held during the holidays.
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December 13, 2009 05:00PM
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lisa1
Great. Thank you. I didn't realize that organized ranger or auditorium events were held during the holidays.

My personal favorite thing was the guided snowshoe walk at Badger Pass. Once it starts they do it every day at 10:30 AM. There are also full-moon snowshoe walks about twice a month depending on when the full moon is. The daily walk has a recommended $5 donation for a snowshoe repair fund (or free if you bring your own), while the full moon walks are something like $18 if you don't have your own snowshoes. Basically what you need is of course cold weather clothing. Gaiters are good and most people wear waterproof pants or at the very least soft-shell pants.



They don't quite have tons of daily walks and talks, but there are enough. There's usually a daily walk on the subject of some nature subject. I haven't tried the daily photography workshop. There are often nighttime activities too.
avatar Re: Considering a visit to Yosemite around Christmas
December 14, 2009 07:25PM
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Looking for ideas on what to do. I don't ski. Dancing GIrl

Rent some snowshoes and walk down to the Tuolumne Grove.

How far from the TR gate to the grove? I'm going to San Diego for Xmas just might detour a little and these snowshoes need some work.
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December 14, 2009 08:16PM
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lisa1
Looking for ideas on what to do. I don't ski. Dancing GIrl

Rent some snowshoes and walk down to the Tuolumne Grove.

How far from the TR gate to the grove? I'm going to San Diego for Xmas just might detour a little and these snowshoes need some work.

It's not far. Perhaps a mile or so.
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December 14, 2009 08:42PM
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Rent some snowshoes and walk down to the Tuolumne Grove.

How far from the TR gate to the grove? I'm going to San Diego for Xmas just might detour a little and these snowshoes need some work.

It's not far. Perhaps a mile or so.


TOPO! has it at around 0.85 mile with a 0.50k elevation differential.
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December 14, 2009 11:47PM
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TOPO! has it at around 0.85 mile with a 0.50k elevation differential.

That sounds about right. Just don't take off your snowshoes and expect not to sink (person experience!).
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December 15, 2009 12:59AM
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TOPO! has it at around 0.85 mile with a 0.50k elevation differential.

That sounds about right. Just don't take off your snowshoes and expect not to sink (person experience!).

Excellent! Thanks! Got a camera to work with too (mine's been out since August)

Happy Christmas Trails!
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