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Re: Tuolumne Meadows Campground

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Tuolumne Meadows Campground
July 18, 2017 11:00AM
some indirect intel...yesterday, Aramark moved the opening date for TM lodge to 8/1. in recent years, TM campground has opened about a week after the lodge. current (tentative) opening for campground is 8/1. if you have reservations in two weeks (like me), have a Plan B.
Re: Tuolumne Meadows Campground
July 18, 2017 05:56PM
Discussed Plan B, just today, with family
Re: Tuolumne Meadows Campground
July 23, 2017 01:39PM
mkbgdns let us know if you get a message from rec.gov...
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July 25, 2017 04:36PM
Thanks to this thread I was 'stimulated' last night to make reservations at TML for 8/1 and 8/2. We had some camping reservations at a State park in NorCal, but it is simply going to be too hot to have that be enjoyable so I canceled them and was in search of somewhere else to go.

The last time I was at TML for opening day was the summer of 1965. That was my second summer working there, and I was promoted from being a Camp Helper and Busboy to a waiter (that was the job to have back then!) I also helped close it down for the winter(it snowed on Memorial day that year) and went down to work in the Valley as a waiter at the Lodge restaurant (long before it was moved into the Mountain Room). Great times back then. Well, they were until my draft number came up ;-(

Steve
Re: Tuolumne Meadows Campground
July 26, 2017 10:19AM
since retirement, I've had the luxury of camping at TM during the first and last weeks of its season. this year may not work out, but I still have a reservation for the last week. with my backpack also retired, I find TM to be the premiere campground for high country day hikes, both in number and variety.
Re: Tuolumne Meadows Campground
July 26, 2017 03:27PM
We've always got in near when it first opens...before the "official" opening. (June 8 in 2013.) It's hard to wait until August. I have been up there hiking six times since June 19 though...(and biking once.)
Re: Tuolumne Meadows Campground
July 26, 2017 09:53PM
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hikerchick395
We've always got in near when it first opens...before the "official" opening. (June 8 in 2013.) It's hard to wait until August. I have been up there hiking six times since June 19 though...(and biking once.)

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Re: Tuolumne Meadows Campground
August 01, 2017 10:53AM
I called just now, and was told the Tuolumne Meadows Campground is open as of today.
Re: Tuolumne Meadows Campground
August 08, 2017 04:52PM
It was a beautiful stormy week at Tuolumne!
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August 08, 2017 08:00PM
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hikerchick395
It was a beautiful stormy week at Tuolumne!

Did you go in the store? It seems pathetic compared to what it used to be.
Re: Tuolumne Meadows Campground
August 09, 2017 09:26AM
I did go into the store early in our visit just to look. I did know that they got their first shipment Monday July 23. It was a bit sparse, but later in our stay my sister said that Saturday, when we returned from our hike, it was better stocked. (I stayed outside.)

I do know that this Monday they had no ice. My bro-in-law needed D batteries which they didn't have. Not much of a beer selection either.
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August 09, 2017 08:46PM
When I went in they shelves were mostly barren. Never saw it that way in the past.
Re: Tuolumne Meadows Campground
August 11, 2017 09:08AM
So looking forward to visiting beautiful Tuolumne in a couple days. just wondering what campground conditions are like as far as sites, water, mosquitos, bathrooms, etc. Also what has weather been like? Is there still much snow around?
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