Hi Advisors, this whole fire has made me really sad, I hop eeveryone is safe. me and my wife are flying from Pittsburgh, PA to visit California for first time and my most important part of vacation is Yosemite. Right now we have everything booked from flights to all hotels all over CA, For Yosemite, we will be starting from Monterey to Yosemite on Sept 10th 2013, morning 5 AM. We have booked housekeeping camp for Sept 10-13. My original plan was to drive from Monterey to Mariposa Grove via most scenic drives, then visit Giant trees, then drive to Valley and take beautiful hikes, then day 2, I would leave for Tioga Pass route, tuolumne Meadows, Mono Lake, Tenaya Lake, Mirror Lakes and all other places all along Tioga Pass, then Day 3 I would visit Hetch hetchy and then spend more time in valley hikes for waterfalls, Then I will drive to San Francisco for my return flight.
Now after fire, am praying everybody is safe all around. I really don't know what routes are open and what should be my vacation plan. I get very sad when I am reading more about these fire.
Please help me plan which route should I take on Day 1 from Monterey to the Mariposa Giant Sequonas, then Glacier point and valley,
How shouId I travel from house keeping camp along the Tioga pass to visit all the great places along Tioga pass and what all I can visit.
Then most important, what all places I can still visit in the Yosemite valley for 3 days? What hikes are possible?
Then finally what should be my route from housekeeping camp to San Francisco?
Thanks a Lot!