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Re: Where to see marmots on 108 or 4?

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Where to see marmots on 108 or 4?
July 07, 2022 03:30PM
We will be in South Lake Tahoe in a couple of weeks dropping off a family member for the TRT hike. I had thought of spending a night in the eastern Sierra and then coming back over 120 (assuming I could get a permit) so I could hang out in Tuolumne meadows and see some marmots. I love watching the marmots.

However, was just reading about the construction on Tioga Rd. Have no interest in driving on gravel for miles or getting stuck in construction traffic. :-(

So thinking we will take 108 or 4 back to the bay area. Any suggestions for places along either highway where the odds of seeing a marmot are good?
Re: Where to see marmots on 108 or 4?
July 08, 2022 06:46AM
We've seen them on Crabtree Road, just before you get to the Aspen Meadows pack station. That's off 108 by Pinecrest. I wouldn't call it prime viewing--the most marmots I've ever seen in the Sierra are Mt Hoffman in Yosemite, the top of Mt Dana in Yosemite, and the eastern end of Lake Thomas Edison. None of those are on your route...they all require a fair bit of hiking--or boating!

Check our our website: http://www.backpackthesierra.com/
Or just read a good mystery novel set in the Sierra; https://www.amazon.com/Danger-Falling-Rocks-Paul-Wagner/dp/0984884963
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