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Weather next week - camping in Valley
May 12, 2018 04:55PM
Looks like it will be wet next week. Any issues with camping in the valley? We've got campsites reserved and have camped in rain before but not thunderstorms.
Re: Weather next week - camping in Valley
May 13, 2018 09:19AM
The water levels in the Merced River and Tenaya Creek were still fairly high last week, so the only concerns might be sites that are right next to the water or low lying spots that had previously flooded. And that would only be worrisome if there was a localized downpour...
Re: Weather next week - camping in Valley
May 13, 2018 09:20AM
And, of course, hiking up Half Dome in a thunderstorm is not advised



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Re: Weather next week - camping in Valley
May 14, 2018 08:24AM
Thanks!
Re: Weather next week - camping in Valley
May 14, 2018 08:33AM
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electricone
Looks like it will be wet next week. Any issues with camping in the valley? We've got campsites reserved and have camped in rain before but not thunderstorms.

This shows projected river levels. You don't have to worry about flooding in the campgrounds unless the level hits 9.5 ft., and that's only in Lower and North Pines river sites. Looks like you should be OK.

https://www.cnrfc.noaa.gov/graphicalRVF.php?id=POHC1
Re: Weather next week - camping in Valley
May 14, 2018 09:26AM
Have camped many times in the Valley and other places with thunderstorms and/or steady rain.

Have a good weather proof tent with sealed bathtub floor, if possible.

This system doesn’t seem too wet, so doubt u will have the *floating* tent one of our group had one year! They were not in tent at time... And it was a BIG tent! It dumped! The valley campsites are so packed the water just pools and runs. U can see depressions and tell tale signs during the season.

Everything in the tent survived fine. Little damp in spots, but they had big airbeds and stayed dry. U know drill: keep stuff from touching walls and as much off the floor as possible. Non wicking materials.
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