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Old 01-04-2014, 11:57 AM   #1
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We note that some of Yosemite is open year round.. Would it be worth the trip after "Q" arriving @ late Jan. or early Feb.? Roads? Where would you stay?
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We note that some of Yosemite is open year round.. Would it be worth the trip after "Q" arriving @ late Jan. or early Feb.? Roads? Where would you stay?
What is "Q"?

Yosemite is great at any time of the year. The summers will be very crowded. Winter is wonderful. The problem is getting a campsite in the valley, since all sites are on a reservation system. Here is a link:

Campground Reservations - Yosemite National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
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Curious...about half of the campgrounds say max length for a coach is 40 ft. Can they take a 43 footer...I've read that some can and some can't; the NPS just puts 40 max on all (probably from the day when max coach length was 40 ft.
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What is "Q"?

Yosemite is great at any time of the year. The summers will be very crowded. Winter is wonderful. The problem is getting a campsite in the valley, since all sites are on a reservation system. Here is a link:

Campground Reservations - Yosemite National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
"Q" is the largest gathering of RV's in the world. It also happens to be the epi-center of BLM (Bureau of Land Management) activity in W. Arizona. Further, it all happens around a city called Quartzsite, AZ.
Thanks for the NPS site which is where we previously got our information concerning Yosemite being open year round. You'll also note that NO reservations are taken for ANY park campground during winter months.
We were really looking for help and suggestions from someone WHO HAD BEEN THERE DURING WINTER MONTHS....
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"Q" is the largest gathering of RV's in the world. It also happens to be the epi-center of BLM (Bureau of Land Management) activity in W. Arizona. Further, it all happens around a city called Quartzsite, AZ.
Thanks for the NPS site which is where we previously got our information concerning Yosemite being open year round. You'll also note that NO reservations are taken for ANY park campground during winter months.
We were really looking for help and suggestions from someone WHO HAD BEEN THERE DURING WINTER MONTHS....
Now I understand the Q.

I have stayed in the valley many times during the winter and you will enjoy it.
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Now I understand the Q.

I have stayed in the valley many times during the winter and you will enjoy it.
Any suggestions for a park?
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Look for 'frazzle ice' when you are there!

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Spring is my fav time due to the water falls at their most active. Winter is my least fav because I hate snow and cold. That said, any time of year is great at Yosemite, IMO.
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Any suggestions for a park?
Upper Pines is your only choice during the winter:

Campground & Campsite Information - Yosemite National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

I have never camped outside Yosemite.
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I'm a full hook-ups type guy, so we park the motorhome & drive the dinghy. We've used both the fairgrounds in Mariposa and the campground at Lake McClure. Our rig at the time required 30amp. Double check if you need a 50. You'll want to avoid being there over Easter break.
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Thanks for all the info...
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