I will be visiting in late May and so far have planned to travel from San Francisco to Sutter Creek, Sutter Creek to Mariposa and then want to get to Mammoth Lakes via a visit to Yosemite. I've heard a lot about being wary of road closures - especially Highway 120 - and was wondering if in late May this should be a problem for us (I know the dates of closure are never exact, but any advice welcome) and if it's not, is there a good alternative route that will take us there? Or is it best to skip Mammoth and go a completely different route that will take us to the Lone Pine area - where we want to end up en route to Vegas.
Sorry if that's a bit garbled! Thanks so much in advance for all your help.