I hope yall know that there is no gas in the Yosemite Valley. If you are coming via Hwy 120, you best get gas in Oakdale. Via Hwy 41 get gas in Oakhurst. Via Hwy 120 from the east – Lee Vining. And via Hwy 140, Mariposa.
When you exit on Hwy 120 east/west or 41 you can always scoot up to Crane Flat and fill. But if you exit via 140, you can get gas at the automated Shell station in El Portal, right? Well, not any more. When I was there in August, the station was closed. Last week it was STILL closed. Yellow tape around the pumps. Why?
Turns out there is an issue with the vendor who ran it. Lots of squabbling as to who will get the approval from the powers that be to run the place. And no end in sight. So gas up often.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “I come home in the mornin’ light; my mother says, “When you gonna live your life right?” “Oh Mommy dear, we’re not the fortunate ones and girls, they wanna have fun. Girls, just wanna have fun” – Cindy Lauper
*MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com
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