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Mid May Trip

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Floyd, Virginia
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Mid May Trip

Will be in Sequoia and Kings Canyon mid may of this year. Anyone familiar enough with weather patterns to speak to likelihood of it snowing then? Will the Kings Canyon Scenic Highway be open?

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1. Re: Mid May Trip

In a normal year there is usually still a little snow on the ground in shady places, but we haven't received much this year so I'd say odds are the ground will be clear by mid-May. That said, we have received snow in June before so anything is possible. I wouldn't say it's likely though.

As for the road down into Kings Canyon, it is scheduled to open on May 22nd, but that will also depend on what the weather conditions are like between now and then.

Floyd, Virginia
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2. Re: Mid May Trip

Thanks for this info. We'll be visiting from May 16 - May 19. Hoping to drive Kings Canyon Scenic Highway, so am disappointed to see your date of May 22. On nps site, it seems to open May 1. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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3. Re: Mid May Trip

Here's a link for future reference on road status: nps.gov/seki/…road-conditions.htm

The road from Grant Grove to Cedar Grove is the one you are talking about. If we don't get a ton of new snow between now and May then the road may open sooner, but 5/22 is what the Park Service has semi-officially announced.

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