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Mileage of 120 from east to west in and out of park

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Mileage of 120 from east to west in and out of park

Postby Susan » Tue May 29, 2007 6:14 pm

We are traveling from Florida with our trailer in tow and a 9 and 10 year old... plan is to stay in a campground on the east what is the mileage through Yosemite.? side.. then Groveland on the other side...We will be traveling in July so we believe the weather will be fine.. if not hot..during the day... Since there are campgrounds but without electric and other amenities... in the park.. camping will not be possible there... We also understand the park service wants all food in their food lockers... isn't it okay if it is in the refrigerator? I know bears can "can open" a car, etc. and of course don't want that to happen.. thus because of that.. we just want to travel through the park.. Because of heights ..we want to know what we are getting into towing the trailer through them.. can you help?
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Re: Mileage of 120 from east to west in and out of park

Postby dan » Tue May 29, 2007 7:53 pm

Susan wrote:We are traveling from Florida with our trailer in tow and a 9 and 10 year old... plan is to stay in a campground on the east what is the mileage through Yosemite.? side.. then Groveland on the other side...

The Tioga Road (part of Highway 120) is 46 miles. According to http://maps.google.com/ it's 90 miles from Lee Vining (the junction of Highway 120 and US 395 on the east side) to Groveland, on the west side

Susan wrote:We also understand the park service wants all food in their food lockers... isn't it okay if it is in the refrigerator?

Since you're not camping in Yosemite Park, the rule doesn't apply to you. If you're just traveling through the park, you only need to keep food out of sight. At park campgrounds (which don't have hookups), I never see people emptying out their RVs at night into the bear lockers. I guess the food is never unattended and you'll certainly know if they are trying to break in.

There's no height limit on the road (no tunnels). There's tunnels on two roads into Yosemite Valley, but it's tall enough for RVs. There's no special length limit for Tioga Road. It may be the highest road in the state, but it's also a modern, 2-lane highway.
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