Although we’ve had a wetter winter than the last few years it wasn’t enough to stop the Tioga Road from opening before Memorial Day weekend.
A rockfall occurred above the El Portal Road (Highway 140) at approximately 5:45 Thursday morning closing the road in both directions.
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.
Be prepared for a little delay if you’re planning on taking the Tioga Road this summer as road construction is set to begin from Crane Flat all the way to White Wolf.
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.
When I’m preparing for a trip I like to get as much information possible about the destination including watching as many videos as I can find. Here’s an interesting video report from CNN on Yosemite.
So, what are you doing for National park Week? Nothing? How'd you like to go visit your favorite national park (Yosemite, of course) or free?
If you’ve been a long time visitor to Yosemite you may well remember the traffic light that was placed on Highway 120 between Buck Meadows and the Cherry Lake Road turn-off. Well, to make a long story short, road construction this summer may well just bring the light back to 120 signaling stop and go […]