Thursday Evening June 24th - Drive to Yosemite
Basic Information

Since people will be traveling from San Francisco and Sacramento I thought it might be useful to post driving directions to Yosemite, some information on where we should meet, and what to do if you don't find our group.

Driving Directions From San Francisco   (Not the shortest way, but I think it's the fastest way)

Take 101 North and cross the Bay Bridge.
Merge onto I-580 East toward Downtown Oakland/Hayward-Stockton.
Take I-205 E toward Tracy/Stockton.
Merge onto I-5 North.
Merge onto CA-120 East toward Manteca/Sonora.
Merge onto CA-99 South toward Modesto/Fresno.
Take the CA-140 East exit toward Mariposa/Yosemite.
Turn LEFT onto Yosemite Pkwy/CA-140/CA-99.
After you enter Yosemite, CA-140 becomes El Portal Road.
See directions below on Where To Meet.

Driving Directions From Sacramento   (Not the shortest way, but I think it's the fastest way)

Take I-80 West toward Sacramento.
Merge onto I-5 South toward Sacramento/Los Angeles.
Merge onto CA-120 East toward Manteca/Sonora.
Merge onto CA-99 South toward Modesto/Fresno.
Take the CA-140 East exit toward Mariposa/Yosemite.
Turn LEFT onto Yosemite Pkwy/CA-140/CA-99.
After you enter Yosemite, CA-140 becomes El Portal Road.
See directions below on Where To Meet.

Where To Meet



Highway 120 becomes Big Oak Flat Road.  Highway 140 becomes El Portal Road.  These roads merge together.  Turn right onto CA-140 / Yosemite All Year Hwy.  Turn left onto Northside Dr.  Once you're on Northside Drive count the streets that exit to the left.  TURN LEFT AT THE SECOND STREET (towards Yosemite Village).

I'll be at this location every 30 minutes from 10:00pm  till 11:30pm.  After that you'll need to find a place to sleep at Camp 4 (also called Sunnyside Walk-In).  It's a small campground that's situated behind Yosemite Lodge, near the trailhead for Yosemite Falls.

If You Don't Find Us Thursday Night

Friday morning we'll be eating breakfast at the cafeteria in Curry Village before we catch the 8:00 hikers bus for Toulumne Meadows.  If you don't find us Thursday night then you can look for us in the cafeteria dining area between 6:30 and 7:30 Friday morning.  After that you can meet us at the bus stop in Curry Village.  There are actually about six bus stops in one small area so I'm pretty sure that's where our bus will be picking us up.  You'll need to buy a ticket before boarding the bus so be sure you get your ticket before meeting us!  There's a ticket counter near the cafeteria in Curry Village.  If you're not sure where the bus stops are then ask for information at the ticket counter.  If, for whatever reason, the bus isn't running, we'll still meet at the bus stop at 8:00am Friday morning and everyone will drive together to the trailhead.