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New Guy Likes Road Closure

| January 9, 2008

Road Closed
Hi everyone.

It can be a hassle when you’re driving, but the closure of Northside Drive opens up a big part of the valley for car-less, quiet stuff like hiking, snowshoeing, etc. No noise from speeding Hummers, massive RV’s, or bikers on chopped Hogs.

The animals seem to like it, too – they walk down the middle of the road like they own the place.

Update — the road is closed to everyone due to rockfall danger. The river trails and other areas away from the cliffs are open and are quiet as a vole.

NPS — Northside Drive will remain closed until further notice due to the 12/18 rockfall. The rockfall, located west of Camp 4, was first heard at around 1600 but anecdotal reports indicate that there was continued activity into the night. The area is currently being monitored by park staff. Southside Drive will continue to be accessible for inbound and outbound traffic.
Please call 209/372-0200 for updated road conditions.

Category: On the Trail, Things to do, Tips

About Loyd: For over 30 years I've enjoyed hiking, backpacking, fishing, photographing and exploring Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada. More About the Author. View author profile.

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  1. Edie says:

    Caveat emptor!

    I was warned that Northside drive is closed to foot traffic as well due to continuing danger of more rockfalls.

    Is it worth being hit on the head?

    “Yeah, well, you’d be cautious too if a tree fell on your car, too!”

  2. Freddy says:

    Question: Is Camp 4 still open? If the closure on Northside drive is west of the camp, that shouldn’t affect it – right? I was thinking of hopping a train/bus and hit it for some nice snow camping. Any foreseeable problem?