Has anyone else has logistical nightmares walking up Snowdon? I'm taking some work colleagues up on Saturday in Aug 2014 from Pen-y-Pass (Pyg) and down the Miners. We are staying at the YHA at Bryn Gwynant Friday night. I can't rely on driving from the YHA to Pen-y-pass on the Saturday morning to start the walk, because we can't get there early enough to guarantee a parking space (earliest breakfast at the YHA is 7.30am). So I've explored the much publicised 'regular' Snowdon Sherpa service which, quite frankly, is not fit for purpose. The earliest bus to pick up from the layby outside the hostel is 9.20 am, and the last bus back from Pen-y-pass is 2.20pm!!!! How on earth anyone thinks four hours is enough is beyond me. So, I then look at walking from the hostel - this adds another 8 miles (there and back) to the walk - not feasible with youngsters in the group. So I then explore getting the Sherpa bus there and getting a taxi back - neigh on impossible as we need to give the taxi at least 30 minutes notice - there is no mobile signal at Pen-y-pass and the café at the bottom shuts at 6pm!!! So I then explore getting up super early myself, driving to the car park to 'bag' a space while everyone else has a leisurely start with breakfast, thinking I might be able to catch breakfast at the café at Pen-y-pass while I wait for others to arrive - café doesn't open til 9am! Surely, the tourist board can make it a bit easier bearing in mind the exceptionally limited parking availability - I don't want to drive another 20 miles down the road to park in Nant Peris and risk not getting a parking space there either. The amount of money that is made from people exploring Snowdon could surely merit a workable bus service with realistic timings?