I am visiting for the first time in late October. What should my expectation be as far as traffic / driving and parking in the valley as well on the Glacier point road be at this time of year? At this time of year how long would it take to do a full loop in the valley from tunnel view and back without any stops? (of course I will stop - just trying to get an idea of the time so that I can budget accordingly).
I have 1.5 days and was hoping to do the valley twice, in afternoon and early morning to see the sights in different lighting. I would also want to see sunset from Glacier Point unless there is a better spot. I am staying overnight in Yosemite West.
Hoping to head out towards the 395 via the Tioga Pass if it will still be open. Any idea on how that is looking for mid next week?