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Washington State
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for Yosemite National Park
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1. Re: Best time to visit option

Please don't use inappropriate language.


The Top Questions on the right has information you're seeking. Lodging reservations will be the biggest challenge.

May ~ waterfalls at full 'volume'

Sept ~ Park roads & trails open & clear, possible forest fire season

Elk Grove...
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for Hong Kong
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5 reviews
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2. Re: Best time to visit option

In May, the advantage is having water flowing in many waterfalls. In mid summer they start to dry up. In September/October the flows become minimal. Road closures (Tioga Road, Glacier Point Road) happen typically sometime in November. So October is still good. But days are getting shorter. In May you get very long day light hours, that's a plus. Weather-wise, May - there may still be a small chance of snow but not too likely. September/October typically have no such worry.

This year is really different, with the Covid situation. People had accumulated many vacation days from last year and they may jump the typical summer-start for their vacation.

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