Need a ride for 3 from Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows

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Need a ride for 3 from Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows

Post by bthouse » Sun May 16, 2010 12:18 pm

Gonna be in Yosemite on 6-23-10 sometime in the afternoon. Me my wife and a buddy are dropping off our car in Yosemite Valley and looking for a ride to Tuolumne Meadows. I'm trying to find us a ride to Tuolumne on our first day so we don't have to wait until the next morning for a shuttle. Willing to compensate for your generosity. Thanks.








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Re: Need a ride for 3 from Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows

Post by markskor » Sun May 16, 2010 12:36 pm

Last summer, the afternoon Tuolumne bus left the Valley floor,
starting from out front of the Wilderness Center (or maybe it was the Lodge...whatever...ask)
at 5:00 PM - getting to Tuolumne before the store closed...
(still time to grab something.)
Cost was cheap ~$8.00 pp.
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Re: Need a ride for 3 from Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows

Post by bthouse » Sun May 16, 2010 4:28 pm

Yeah. But I'm going to be there in late June. And the Tuolumne Hikers bus doesn't start service until July.

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Re: Need a ride for 3 from Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows

Post by bthouse » Thu May 20, 2010 6:25 pm

Aww come on. There's gotta be SOMEBODY out there that can give us a ride. We'll pay you for your troubles. We're REALLY hoping' to get an extra 1/2 day head start on our hike. Anyone?

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Re: Need a ride for 3 from Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows

Post by AlmostThere » Fri May 21, 2010 12:20 pm

YARTS will pick you up at the valley visitor center at 5 pm and get you to TM at 6:45 pm.

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Re: Need a ride for 3 from Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows

Post by rlown » Fri May 21, 2010 12:32 pm

Here's the YARTS schedule for this year: http://www.yarts.com/schedule/2010/120hwy030310.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I think the problem is that it shows that in June, they only run weekends. bth wants to go mid-week.

You might consider looking at the Hikers bus again at: http://www.yosemitepark.com/Activities_ ... adows.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The schedule they show is from last year, and the price is steeper, but i point this out because they show daily starting in mid June, depending on road conditions. Either way, call them and see what their current year's schedule is.

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Re: Need a ride for 3 from Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows

Post by bthouse » Sat May 22, 2010 7:07 am

Yep. The issue is that I'm looking for an afternoon/evening ride up to Tuolumne. Yarts doesn't start their daily schedule until July. I'm lookin' for a ride on a Wed. in June. And the hiker's bus only has a 8:05am departure. The earliest I can expect to arrive in YV is around noon. I'm trying to avoid staying the night in YV just to wait for the hiker's bus in the morning.

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Re: Need a ride for 3 from Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows

Post by fishmonger » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:16 am

try hitch hiking - if you can get to the valley exit road that leads up there, you may have a chance.

unlikely that you'll find somebody on this board - it just doesn't get that many visitors.

I'll be in the area starting around 6/28, but won't even go into Yos. Valley, so I can't help you.

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Re: Need a ride for 3 from Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows

Post by rlown » Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:58 pm

you could just drive to TM in your rental, park there and plan to hitch back to your car when you're done? Adds another degree of freedom in your quest, depending on how tight your schedule is. It's never a bad drive to do twice.. :)

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