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Questinos about June Lake Loop area

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Questinos about June Lake Loop area

We'll be heading to Yosemite via the Tioga Pass entrance as usual this summer. We have 2 nights to fill before our first reserved night at Tuolumne Lodge. Generally we spend one night in Lee Vining before entering the park, but with 2 nights I wonder if we should try June Lake area instead?

If so, what would you recommend for lodging? Double Eagle is way more than we want to spend. What about either Gull Lake Lodge or Whispering Pines? Is one better than the other for location and views (lake or mountain)?

And what about June Lake village---is ther a grocery store if we book at Gull Lake and want to cook? What is the favorite restaurant in the area for dinner---or should we drive up to the Whoa Nellie where we usually get our dinner?

Finally, what about hiking right from that area? With 2 nights we'll have a full day between, and could spend it hiking from thee instead of driving into Yosemite and back. We would be looiking for something scenic, 8 to 10 miles or so, and up to 3,000 feet of elevation gain. My Yosemite hiking books don't seem to cover this area.

Thanks for your help!

Edited: 4:27 pm, January 26, 2011
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11. Re: Questinos about June Lake Loop area

All the hikes mentioned by mini allow dogs. Just no dogs allowed in Yosemite. The one to Parker Lake I highly recommend! A nice moderate hike to a beautiful lake! I’ve taken my dogs many times on hikes around June Lake. Just make sure they are under your control or have them leased.

A recent picture of Parker Lake


Edited: 11:35 am, August 06, 2013
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12. Re: Questinos about June Lake Loop area

Sure dogs are allowed anywhere in the June Lake area, and Inyo National Forest, but not within Yosemite Park.

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13. Re: Questinos about June Lake Loop area

How about ranking June Vs.Oh! Ridge vs. Silver Lake campgrounds for a solo traveler with a tent?

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14. Re: Questinos about June Lake Loop area

Maria T - Just so you know this question was asked in 2011 - which is about 3 years ago.

Since you are new, the date is listed by the original question and this case 26 January 2011.

Best and welcome to trip advisor.

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