I haven't been to Yosemite this early in the season before, but I hear it is cold and snowy. My sister and I are planning a trip to Yosemite at the end of March. There has been a descent amount of snow this year, so I don't know if we should plan on a trip that is lower elevation to avoid the snow? I just want to go on a hike that is really epic because we are taking a week off to do the backpacking trip. We tried the Grand Canyon, but it was fully booked 6 weeks ahead. Any other ideas for an epic wilderness experience without the really cold snowy conditions at the end of march?
I saw this old post on a similar topic, but I don't know about any of the mentioned trips. Does anyone know which ones are on the scale and quality of Yosemite or the Grand Canyon?