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Lack of Snow Allows Rare Access to Yosemite's Ski Hut

Photo courtesy of Yosemite

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The lack of snow in a popular spot is a big downside for people who have their skis strapped to the top of the wagon and their mittens packed. But the positive? Sometimes a new and rare activity arises from the spring-like weather. Take the Ski Hut at Glacier Point in Yosemite.

The name is kind of a giveaway -- it is a hut for skiers. But when snow is lacking, does it become the "No Ski Hut"? Well, not quite, but it does welcome hikers who want to take in the sweeping vista-type grandeur, including an ultimate view of Half Dome.

Yosemite just announced that hikers and skiers should get on this uncommon, oh-so-never-happens chance to hoof it up to the Ski Hut. Overnight spots are still available at the popular winter destination. Sunrise-watching is recommended, as are a few stargazing nights. 

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