Also, if Tioga Rd is closed because of snow then would Tuolumne Meadow be open from the Lee Vining end as I plan to drive round and stop off at Bodie and Lake Mono ?
If you want to plan a trip I can recommend Schrams Guide to Southern California and
Kempers Guide to Northen California.They are both excellent. They also give tips on where to find Owls so its in the public domain but I dont know how current it is. Not publishing the sites for rare birds is just common sense. I would beware tape luring a bird as others might take offence as well as disturbing a bird that might be nesting now.
You say "nothing wrong in that " but I dont know. What do others think?
Also If do you miss out on anything it gives you an opportunity to come back.
Thats where we are headed..Point Reyes, Yosemete and down to Kern. Just hoping the flood waters go down by the time we arrive.
Good Birding and good luck. Maybe I will see you on the trail !