Sticker shock

Half  Dome – Yosemite Musing
More reports from my trip to Yosemite last weekend. This time I want to tell you about the Curry Village Buffet. Last season the cafeteria style buffet was about $12 per person for all you can eat. If you were over 55 they gave a couple bucks off. I am not a gourmet, so I have been very happy with the offerings. Tons of chicken, fish, pasta, tacos, salad, jello and all the cranberry juice I could l drink. So we stopped by to check out the buffet Saturday night. They were having a skier’s special event and the posted price was $23.50. Yikes. OK, a special event. I talked the man the next day about it and he said their regular winter rate was $22. I asked if the normal price would get back to the $12 level during the summer. Er, no, it will go up to $18. And no senior discount. Holy inflation, Batman!.  I suspect they will lose a lot of low income patrons. Since you can’t cook in or around your tent cabin, get ready for long pizza lines.

Muffins, coffee and ice cream

Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!” – John Muir

*Mr. Half Dome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com

About Mr Half Dome - Rick Deutsch

Mr Half Dome. Has written the only half dome hiking guide, One Best Hike: Yosemite's Half Dome. Has hiked it 31 times to day. Lives in San Jose, CA Available for presentations. Carpe Diem Experience, LLC
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  1. sys says:

    Blame that on the Delaware North Co. A truly cheap company that overcharges at all the parks and touristy area’s they operate in. I’ve been pushing for NPS to not renew their contract when it’s up again, hopefully soon.

  2. Dave Miller says:

    I was at the buffet on Valentine’s Day and the price was $12. Of course, the selection was very limited. Very different from when I was there last summer.

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