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Hetch Hetchy in winter

Travelling to and visiting Yosemite National Park in Winter and most of Spring, when snow is on the ground. Includes visiting in winter, snow play, downhill and nordic skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, and snow camping.

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Hetch Hetchy in winter

Postby mochipoo » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:10 pm

I am planning a trip to Yosemite in a few weeks. Does anyone know what is the condition like at Hetch Hetchy in the winter? How much snow should I expect?
Is the bridge at Wapama Falls fixed?
Thanks!
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Re: Hetch Hetchy in winter

Postby dan » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:56 pm

Usually there's little or no snow. The Hetch Hetchy reservoir is about 1000' lower than the Yosemite Valley floor. So expect it to be cold and damp in winter, with occasional snow and icy patches.

The entrance station is only open during the day (currently open 8-5). See ww.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/conditions.htm for current hours.

Don't know about the Wapama bridge--maybe others will chime in?
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Re: Hetch Hetchy in winter

Postby AlmostThere » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:38 am

The bridge has been fixed for quite a while now.

You should have chains with you, or cables, per park requirements. Check road conditions before going, since the road can close after a snow storm.
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Re: Hetch Hetchy in winter

Postby mochipoo » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:29 pm

Thanks for the info!
Much appreciated.

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