Annual Geo-Atmospheric Treat: 2018 Yosemite Firefall


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 23 February 2018

 

Astro-Geo-Water News
Annual Geo-Atmospheric Treat

Yosemite Firefall

With only a trickle of water, Yosemite's 'firefall' still puts on show,
SFCrate, February 21, 2018.

 

New Yosemite Policy for Firefall

Yosemite National Park Announces Pilot Program for Horsetail Fall Event February 12-26, 2018,
Yosemite National Park, Feburary 1, 2018.

 

Problem
"Over the past several years, the popularity of viewing the Horsetail Fall phenomenon has grown significantly with thousands of visitors coming to the park to experience this unique event. Growth in the popularity of viewing Horsetail Fall has contributed to major traffic jams with over 1000 vehicles at one time and has created significant safety issues between pedestrians and motorists."

Solution
"...to ensure public access and manage vehicles in the viewing area."

Creating an "Event Zone"
"...Yosemite National Park is creating an event zone inside Yosemite Valley, from the Yosemite Valley Lodge to El Capitan Crossover. Visitors will be able to enter the event zone and view Horsetail Fall by walking from El Capitan Meadow or the Yosemite Falls Parking Area, taking a naturalist-guided tour, or picking up a permit to park inside the event zone. Within the event zone, the right-hand lane of the road will be converted to event parking for 300 vehicles. To park within the event zone, free parking permits will be required. 250 free permits will be available through online reservations and 50 permits will be issued on a first come, first served basis each day."

The Goal is to herd Overflow thusly:
"Visitors interested in walking to the event site are encouraged to park in the Yosemite Falls Day Parking Area, park at El Capitan Meadow, or ride the free park shuttle to Shuttle Stop #7 and walk into the event site approximately 1.2 miles one way."

 

 

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