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Yosemite to Death Valley.

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Yosemite to Death Valley.

After advice on where to stop for a night between Yosemite and Death valley. We are driving from San Francisco to Yosemite View Lodge on the 13th of April this year staying for 2 nights we are then heading to Death Valley stovepipe wells. We have 3 children and we are looking to break up the trip in the middle somewhere. I booked a place called Bishop but looking on the map it says its 6 hours drive so not so sure have made the right choice. I am after some advice on whether there is a better place to stop for a night. I am also wanting information on road closures at this time of the year.

Thanks

Edited: 4:23 am, January 06, 2013
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1. Re: Yosemite to Death Valley.

Sorry I meant to say the distance from Yosemite to Bishop is over 3 hours I have also noticed Bakersfield as an alternative. Can someone help with best option considering road closures at this time of the year. Bishop or bakersfield??

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2. Re: Yosemite to Death Valley.

Problem in april is Tioga Pass will be closed so Bishop is not a 3 hours drive and not the best place to stay either because you will want to drive via Bakersfield around south of the Sierras. Maybe try Ridgecrest for your overnight stay then and enter Death Valley NP next morning via Trona.

The drive from Yosemite to Bishop via Lake Tahoe will be a very long detour.

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3. Re: Yosemite to Death Valley.

It could be an 8 hour drive to get to Bishop from Yosemite in April when Tioga Pass is closed.

Therefore, the western/southern route through Bakersfield is the more reasonable option.

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4. Re: Yosemite to Death Valley.

Thankyou so much thank god I asked the question I will rebook now.

Thankyou!!!

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