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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/10/2018 08:51 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/10/2018 08:51 PM
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Yosemite Valley to Reopen to Visitors on Tuesday, August 14th, at 9:00 a.m.

Yosemite, CA...The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias to reopen on Monday, August 13th. Yosemite National Park is pleased to announce that Yosemite Valley will reopen to visitors on Tuesday, August 14th, at 9:00 a.m. Yosemite Valley has been closed to visitors since Wednesday, July 25th, due to impacts from the Ferguson Fire. Visitors can access Yosemite Valley from the El Portal Road (Highway 140), the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120), or the Tioga Road (Highway 120).




The Wawona Road (Highway 41) will remain closed from Wawona to Yosemite Valley for at least another week due to ongoing fire activity and firefighter operations. Park visitors should be aware that there is still active fire and smoke on the roads and people should drive with extreme caution. Delays on the roads are possible due to fire activity and ongoing firefighter operations. There will be limited hours and limited visitor services at park facilities as the park returns to normal operations.

The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will reopen to the public on Monday, August 13th, at 9:00 a.m. Visitors can access the Mariposa Grove via the South Entrance (Highway 41) and park in the newly constructed parking area. The free shuttle buses to the Mariposa Grove will begin at 9:00 am. and take visitors to the newly restored Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. The Mariposa Grove reopened to visitors on June 14th, after a 3 year restoration project conducted in partnership with Yosemite Conservancy. Visitors will be able to travel to the Wawona area via the South Entrance (Highway 41). However, there is no access to Yosemite Valley via HIghway 41.

The Glacier Point Road remains closed and is expected to open when the Wawona Road (Highway 41) reopens. The Hetch Hetchy Area remains closed due to smoke impacts but is expected to reopen soon.

"We'd like to express our sincere gratitude to the firefighters and , Incident command teams for their great efforts in suppressing the Ferguson Fire. We'd also like to express our gratitude and thanks to our gateway communites who tirelessly helped visitors to the area while they were being impacted by the fire", stated Michael Reynolds, Yosemite National Park Superintendent. "This is truly a historic and unprecedented event in park history, and we are thrilled to welcome back visitors to Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove."

For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, please call 209-372-0200, press 1 and press 1 again. Updated information is also available on the park’s website at www.nps.gov/yose and on the Yosemite National Park Facebook page.

For the latest information on the Ferguson Fire, visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5927/.

For updated maps of the Ferguson Fire, visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/maps/5927/.


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Posted on: 2018-08-10 22:18:02   By: Anonymous
 
Why can't we save the trees cause a little love can make a lot of difference don't you know that plants are people too you know it's not too late and I know we'll pull it off if we just pull together no pesticide and no genocide cause we're all on the same side if we all were vegetarians all of the animals would be our friends it would be so great so let's recycle if you won't do it for mother earth do it for Ghandi do it as a personal favor for me and Lawrence Livermore and Lookout Records international entertainment corporation baby punk rock will be number one the world belongs to everyone to you to me and to Lawrence Livermore.



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    Posted on: 2018-08-11 14:24:39   By: Anonymous
     
    Damn....you just ramble on and on and on. Have you ever thought about using punctuation?

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      Posted on: 2018-08-11 15:31:14   By: Anonymous
       
      Not really.

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        Posted on: 2018-08-11 19:50:30   By: Anonymous
         
        She is right you know.
        Just look at the picture and see how all the trees are gone!

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