Here’s some facts and a few helpful hints so you can still enjoy Yosemite and not worry too much about the plague. Did I really just say that?
It’s Memorial Day weekend and you’re thinking to yourself, man, I sure want to get out of town. So, what’s open in Yosemite? Here’s a quick rundown of what’s open and some hints that’ll save you a headache.
A bit of advice if you’re thinking about heading up for the 3 day weekend.
With Memorial Day coming up you can expect the park to be crowded. Unfortunately, this is California and the idea of public transportation just really hasn’t caught on so most of the visitors to the park come via their own car, truck or motorcycle. With all those cars that also means that you’re going to have to get gas somewhere. But did you know there’s no gas IN Yosemite Valley for visitors? Nope, not a drop. In fact, the nearest gas is miles and miles away so you’ll need to plan your trip accordingly. Here’s a list of places to get gas in and around Yosemite.
If you’re one of the lucky ones who got your permit early this is great news! If not you can still try for the daily lottery (see post for more information) to get a permit, if there are any left.
It’s unfortunate that with all big news stories, there’s a lot of misinformation being spread about the hantavirus outbreak in Yosemite. Don’t let the fear of the hantavirus ruin your Labor Day weekend in Yosemite. With a little information you’re as safe in Yosemite as you are in your own home.
Another visitor has died and a fourth case of hantavirus has been found.
One of the best ways you can help prevent traffic congestion in the park is to take a bus. They’re a great way to get around and you don’t have to worry about how to get back to your car if you’re doing a one way trip from say, Tuolumne Meadows to Yosemite Valley. Speaking […]
Come if you want, but you’ve been warned.