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anyone in Tuolumne lately?
August 11, 2011 10:00AM
Hi, I will be up in Tuolumne Meadows on Sunday and wondering what current weather is like - day/night temps, any thunderstorm activity? Bear activity in and around campground? Mosquitoes? Have wildflowers hit their peak yet? We are also heading down to a cabin somewhere near Wawona area later in the week to meet family members. How bad has smoke from the fire been in that area?
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August 11, 2011 10:52AM
For weather: http://www.wunderground.com/login.asp
Thunderstorms can come on any day but usually in the afternoon.
There could well be bear activity at any campground in the park.
There are mosquitoes at Tuolumne Meadows.
Wildflowers are out but hard to say if they are at their peak. It's been a very late year.
The smoke drift from the fire near Chinquapin could get to Wawona depending on the wind.



Old Dude
avatar Re: anyone in Tuolumne lately?
August 11, 2011 07:40PM
Mosquito bitingThere will be Mosquito bitingno Mosquito bitingdamned Mosquito bitingmosquitoes at TM by August 17th. Mosquito bitingMosquito bitingMosquito biting I have spoken.Mosquito bitingMosquito biting
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August 11, 2011 07:52PM
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tomdisco
Mosquito bitingThere will be Mosquito bitingno Mosquito bitingdamned Mosquito bitingmosquitoes at TM by August 17th. Mosquito bitingMosquito bitingMosquito biting I have spoken.Mosquito bitingMosquito biting

Okay, biting flies it is!
avatar Re: anyone in Tuolumne lately?
August 11, 2011 08:08PM
And Rabid Kleptomanic Marmuts...

(mights be wise to bring extra matches and spoons)



Chick-on is looking at you!
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August 12, 2011 07:18AM
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chick-on
And Rabid Kleptomanic Marmuts...

(mights be wise to bring extra matches and spoons)

The Marmut Man will keep them away from my stuff.
Re: anyone in Tuolumne lately?
August 15, 2011 08:56PM
Just back from four days out of TM (I will post a TR later) but all three rangers we met said it was the second worst season in history for SKeeters.

And I will say that they were horrible at Nelson Lake and at Bernice Lake....and much worse than that at Reymann Lake.



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avatar Re: anyone in Tuolumne lately?
August 16, 2011 01:50AM
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balzaccom

Just back from four days out of TM (I will post a TR later) but all three rangers we met said it was the second worst season in history for SKeeters.

I don't know if I would phrase it that way. I would think it's probably the second BEST year for the mosquitos (but the second WORST year for people trying to avoid them.) wink
Re: anyone in Tuolumne lately?
August 17, 2011 08:27AM
OK, fine. Now we know whose side you are on!

:^)



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Re: anyone in Tuolumne lately?
August 17, 2011 08:51AM
Lots of weather sites list conditions for Yosemite Valley and generalize for "Yosemite" -- not very helpful. When we were there several weeks ago, TM was getting afternoon thunderstorms and the Valley was dry and in the 80's.

Here's a link for Tioga, which might be more relevant for the high country: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?site=rev&smap=1&textField1=37.939583333333&textField2=-119.24375
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