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Yosemite in late December...

PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:28 pm
by archive
Author: Dean Wiseman (
Date: 10-20-01 08:17


My family and I lucked out and will be in the Park for the Bracebridge Dinner. In addition, we've got a couple more days in the park after that, and I was wondering what I should expect as far as what's available?

I figure that weather will determine a lot of what we will be able to do. However, I was hoping that anyone who has experience with Yosemite in wintertime would give me some pointers/suggestions for things we should plan, or at least try, to do.

Some more specific the south-facing climbs (i.e. Royal Arches, etc.) generally stay in good condition, or should we just save it for another time? Fishing any good?

Thanks for your help!


Re: Yosemite in late December...
Author: Dan Anderson (
Date: 10-20-01 22:33

Climbs are cold in Winter, even on the sunny North side. It gets warm in the middle of the day, but the rock never warms up.

There's cross-country or downhill skiing sometimes in December. It depends on the weather--sometimes there's enough snow in late December, sometimes there isn't.

Ice skating in Curry Village.

Hiking around the Valley and the north rim trails are doable.

Never see anyone fishing in December. Water is very low.

Re: Yosemite in late December...
Author: Dean Wiseman (134.68.79.---)
Date: 10-22-01 09:01

Thanks, Dan... I appreciate your help! I'll keep an eye on the weather...