Looking for some advice. Was initially planning to drive from SF to Yosemite for 3 nights and then down to Santa Cruz. I like the idea of driving through the Park on 120 and seeing Mono Lake, Lee Vining, Mammoth Lakes, etc. in lieu of staying in YNP. However, from the maps, it looks like we would have to retrace our steps and exit Yosemite the way we came, OR drive much further south around ( or through) Sequioa and/or King' Canyon. Is this correct, or are their alternatives that I'm not seeing? What about the issue of potential road closures due to the weather? ( our dates are Oct 16-19). Would we be stuck?