I have been to Yosemite many years ago. Since we were there only for a couple of days, we didn’t get the chance to visit the east side of the park which is less popular compared to Yosemite Valley.
I was really lucky that we had a warm November. Normally, Tioga Rd on the east side of Yosemite entrance is closed due to snow in Nov.
And I understand why the road has to be closed once the snow is falling – the road is narrow, windy, twisty, and steep (thousands of elevation). Needless to say, the scenery is amazing.
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