Now.. please dont yell at me. We tried our best to be prepared but here is the story (and warning for others). We hired our car in LAX and were upgraded to a larger Vehicle. We asked about snow chains at various places before coming. Everyone said theh did not have any and to get them closer to Yosemite. So we stopped at every place we could find from Oakdale, Groveland and other places in between etc. No one from 12 outlets including auto shops, liquor shops, gas stations, tire shops had the size we need. So we have arrived at our accomodation with no snow chains.
So.. do we
1. just stay here and miss out on Yosemite?
2. Drive in (route 120) and turn around if we come to a chain control sign ( Keeping to the Valley only)
3. Detour 3 hours to route 140 looking for chains?
We only have one full day available.
I should mention I asked our accommodation if YARTS came past, when we booked ages ago and they said yes. But now we discover it is only in Summer! ... Grr!
What would you do?
it was sunny today and dry .
no chains needed. But forecast snow tomorrow afternoon above 5000ft.
If we drove into Yosemite on the 120 and crossed over to the 140 in YOSEMITE and drove back to Mariposa to see if they have chains or perhaps get YARTS from there back into Yosemite... How high is that crossing road in Yosemite from the 120 to the 140?
Sounds like we either miss out on Yosemite ( having come from West coast of Australia 😯) or have lots of driving instead of hiking.