There’s been a lot of people getting pretty worked up in the last few weeks about some cabins damaged during a rockfall at Curry Village. The jist of it is the NPS is trying to decide what to do with the cabins. Well here’s the inside scoop. They’re crap.
Some of the damaged cabins at Curry Village. Photo by Edie Howe.
No serious. They are absolutely crap. People and animals have been living in the cabins and using them as their personal restroom. When the cabins were damaged during the rockfall they were left unattended and open to the elements and are now full of mold and vermin. Raccoons, rats, possum and mice have taken up residence in most of the places. Some places are littered with sleeping bags, food wrappers and defecation (I guess someone thought it’d be a good place to toke a bowl on lunch). Any other place in California and the Health Department would step in and condemn them without batting an eyelash.
Don’t get me wrong, a couple of them look very nice. At the very most relocate the least damaged that have some historical value but trash the rest. After the floods of ’97 they took out 2 campgrounds and had slated in the old Merced River Plan to remove more buildings in the Valley. Well, here’s your chance. There’s plenty of other, fine lodging around the park. Save the taxpayer money for something more historic that could use renovation or safety and usability upgrades. But don’t waste it on this…this…crap.
If you think they should be saved tell me why in the comments for this post.
If you want to see photos of the cabins you can find a good many on Edie Howe’s Flickr photostream.