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Winter activities in Yosemite

Postby overheadx2 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:16 pm

I started snowshoeing last year and really enjoy it. XC skiing seems to be the next logical progression. As a fun but way to expensive way to get started I recently made reservations for a night at glacier point ski hut for the wife and I in early March. I will be staying at the lodge at Yosemite falls in the valley for two days prior. My question is, what are some snow shoe hikes / activities around the valley in winter, and anything I shouldn't miss while at the glacier point hut. My goal is to get a feel for skiing this year and possibly get some experience for a more advanced trip later this year or next year.
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Re: Winter activities in Yosemite

Postby AlmostThere » Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:03 pm

Are you planning to take some lessons in XC skiing before heading out to the hut? It's a long-ish ski, but the road is groomed for skiers.

Around the valley I generally bring traction devices (yaktrax or microspikes) for the boots. The main issue there is ice in parking areas and walkways, and a lot of the trails are paved. The snow is deep enough to snowshoe at higher elevations - like the snowshoe routes to Dewey Point from Badger.
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Re: Winter activities in Yosemite

Postby overheadx2 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:06 pm

Yes, we are headed up to the nordic center at big bear to take some lessons. We plan to do quite a bit of local skiing before we go.
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