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SPRING 2019: Yosemite Extends Glacier Point Winter Access

SPRING THAW of 2019

Seasonal News of Note

Massive Snowpack on the Sierra Nevada

Yosemite National Park Announces Glacier Point Road and the Surrounding Trails to Remain Open for Extended Winter Season,
Yosemite National Park, March 28, 2019.

MAIN POINTS

“Yosemite National Park is pleased to announce that Glacier Point Road and the surrounding trails will remain open for winter recreational use through Sunday, April 14, 2019, conditions permitting.”

“Due to the significant snow pack, the current trail conditions are great for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing throughout the area surrounding Glacier Point Road. Typically, winter recreational use in this area ends at the end of March when the park closes Glacier Point Road to begin seasonal plowing operations.”

 

Last Yosemite News

Yosemite Announces Delayed Facility Openings

Note the Snow will Affect High Trail Access, & Damages will Affect Trails Too

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2019 Yosemite Half Dome Permit Lottery Delayed

HIGH SIERRA PERMITS

Forest Permit
National Forest backpacking permit.
 

Yosemite Reservation System

Update

Half Dome Lottery to Open on March 13

Yosemite National Park Announces that the 2019 Half Dome Preseason Lottery will Open on Wednesday, March 13, 2019,
Yosemite National Park, March 5, 2019.

 

Original Announcement

Yosemite National Park Announces that the 2019 Half Dome Preseason Lottery will be Delayed,
Yosemite National Park, February 26, 2019.

 

MAIN POINTS

"March 1 Preseason Lottery delayed."

"...due to a transition to a new contracted provider. "

"Check back March 5 for update."

More National Park Information 

 

Killer View

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Death on the Mist Trail: Visitor Fatality in Yosemite National Park

HIGH SIERRA MOUNTAIN SAFETY

Death on the Mist Trail

Happy Isles Trailhead
Happy Isles Trailhead for the John Muir Trail, Yosemite Valley.
Yosemite Valley, the start point of the JMT, from the trail guide.

Visitor Fatality in Yosemite National Park,
February 25, 2019.

Yosemite Valley Backpacking Map

MAIN POINTS

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2018 Selfie Tourist Death off Nevada Falls

MOUNTAIN SAFETY

Tourist Death off Nevada Falls

NEVADA FALLS
Nevada Falls, Yosemite National Park
Nevada Falls, Tahoe to Whitney Trail Guide

Teen from Israel reportedly dies in Yosemite after taking selfie atop Nevada Fall,
SFGate, September 6, 2018.

“A teen visiting Yosemite National Park from Israel fell to his death Wednesday while trying to take a selfie, according to an Israeli news report.”

Sign at Nevada Falls

Safety Sign at Nevada Falls, Yosemite National Park.

 

Yosemite Valley Map

Yosemite Valley to Merced Lake or Cathedral Pass

Click red dots for trail guide pages

 

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Yosemite Bear Activity: Bear Facts, June 17 – June 30, 2018

 

Yosemite Bear Activity

Summer 2018

Yosemite Bear Facts, June 17 – June 30, 2018,
Sierra News Online, July 6, 2018.

This Year

"Compared to this week in 2017 (the lowest year on record for bear incidents), park rangers say bear incidents in 2018 are down by 63% and damage amounts (in dollars) are down by 39%."

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February 2018: Missing Hiker Found Safe In Yosemite

 

LOST BACKPACKER FOUND

Above Wapama Falls?

Missing Hiker Found Safe In Yosemite National Park,
Yosemite, NPS, February 23, 2018.

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Getting Expensive to Get to the Trail: $70 Yosemite entrance fee?

 

Updates 

Double-Dipping: Yosemite Entrance Fee

Your Comments:
Should Feds Collect Taxes and Fees, Raise Fees?


DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR COMMENTS ON PROPOSED NPS FEE INCREASE
,
Kaweah Commonwealth, November 24, 2017.

Public comment period extended until December 22.

Tell them no, no fee increase.

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Stubblefield Fish Video, Yosemite Backcountry, Tahoe to Yosemite Trail

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Short video of High Sierra trail conditions including Trout swimming at the confluence of Stubblefield and Thompson Canyons, September 2010. North of Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite on the combined routes of the Tahoe to Yosemite and Pacific Crest Trails.

 

Trail Guide Information

Guide
Stubblefield Canyon to Seavy Pass

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