Originally Posted by PbdBlue
One thing to be aware of if you come over Tioga into Yosemite Valley is that here are height restrictions heading into the valley due to 2 tunnels.
From the Yosemite website:
Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120)
Maximum vehicle length: 45 feet for single vehicle.
Height restrictions: tunnels, into Yosemite Valley: 10 feet 3 inches; from Yosemite Valley, 13 feet 8 inches (the height of the tunnel at the white fogline is higher and full sized tour buses are able to drive through the tunnel while remaining in their lane).
Seasons: Open all year (chains may be required in winter).
Let me clarify this. We have tour buses going through all the tunnels in Yosemite all the time. At the big oak flat entrance, 120, there is an arch corner at the curb,of the tunnel that might be 13' 8". still plenty of room.
The biggest comment my DW hears? Wow! There are a lot of people here! The Valley gets full in the summer. Stay in the back country, go to Hetch Hetchy, and visit Wawona. The Mariposa Grove of the Giant Sequoias is closed for 18 months.