Yosemite Camping
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Luke Khuu
(ninhsavestheday)
Yosemite Camping on 12/05/2011 01:14:38 MST Print View

Planning a trip in Yosemite during Jan. Just wondering if REI Zen 25F plus liner will be suffice?

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Depends on weather on 12/05/2011 11:12:52 MST Print View

I would say it all depends on the weather. Are you gonna snowshoe out to Dewey Point or somewhere up there, or staying low? If it is stormy, you may be fine until it clears off. Check weather before heading out, I would go with a 15F bag at least, as sleeping in the snow, on the cold snow, seems to require a little more. You may need a warmer bag, depending on if a cold front comes down from Canada or Alaska. You do have two pads right? Or at least a DAM pad? Have fun.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Yosemite Camping on 12/05/2011 14:52:30 MST Print View

One time we had organized a beginner snow camping trip for Yosemite in January, and the destination was Westfall Meadow. The beginners were told to be equipped with a sleeping bag good for at least +10F. Well, that night it got down to about -10F. There were some pretty frosty stares that morning for breakfast.

--B.G.--

Luke Khuu
(ninhsavestheday)
location on 12/05/2011 18:55:53 MST Print View

Since its the first time snow camping, were deciding to stay in the valley at upper pines.