We are in the middle of a huge storm, Snow, rain and wind do not travel into the Sierras unless you have to. Stay home and wait for this to clear.
Rangers say they heard the sound of falling rocks starting Tuesday afternoon, and rocks continued falling overnight. No one was injured and no buildings were harmed.
The section of Northside Drive between Camp 4 and the Pohono Bridge is expected to remain closed through Christmas, or until visibility improves once the storm system clears.
Park spokeswoman Adrienne Freeman says rockfalls are common in the winter months, when precipitation and recurring freeze-and-thaw cycles cause soil to loosen.
Yosemite National Park, CA – November 2007 – Yosemite’s Curry Village ice rink, one of the last remaining outdoor ice skating venues still operating in California, officially opened on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 22) for the holidays and 2007-2008 winter season.
A long-time favorite for Yosemite’s winter visitors, the
“The picturesque views from our ice rink of Tenaya Canyon, with North Dome and Washington Column on the left, and Half Dome and Clouds Rest on the right, are truly breathtaking,” said Sean Costello, Manager of Rental Operations for DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, the park’s official concessionaire. “The natural beauty that surrounds this ice rink is unparalleled. Adults, teens and children alike can skate in the crisp, mountain air, while gazing skyward 3,000 feet straight up at Glacier Point. It’s an experience that creates memories lasting a lifetime.”
Despite its long history, the
Daily skating sessions (subject to weather conditions) are offered from 3:30 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9:30 p.m. weekdays. On weekends and holidays, the rink is open for an additional morning session from 8:30 to 11 a.m., afternoon sessions from noon to 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 6 p.m., and an evening session from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
For more information on winter activities and lodging in Yosemite, visit the
The Curry Village Ice Rink, The Ahwahnee, Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, Wawona Hotel, Curry Village, and Housekeeping Camp are all operated by DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies and the authorized National Park Service concessionaire overseeing lodging, dining, guest recreation, retail and transportation for Yosemite’s 3.5 million annual visitors.
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Bracebridge is a national cultural treasure, a three-hour-long
holiday banquet and concert, conceived by the famous
photographer Ansel Adams, that occurs in the world-famous
Five Star Ahwahnee hotel Dining Room.
Approximately 30 seats each night for this highly sought-after
event have been packaged with lodging at the luxurious
View Lodge for the nights of December 18, 19, 21 and 26. Each
dinner seat is $376 per person, including the seven-course gourmet
feast and musical pageant. Rooms at the Yosemite View Lodge vary
from $142 to $210 per night, a 20% savings offered specially for
Bracebridge guests. Call at once as this package will sell out fast.
Reserve your Bracebridge Dinner tickets and hotel room package,
Yosemite National Park is an amazing place both physically and culturally but the physical history is much longer than its human history. Geologically, the park was not much more than a few gentle rolling hills with a maze of streams and rivers. Over time, a series of earth upheavals formed California’s Sierra Nevada creating mountains. This in turn shifted the Merced River west, which caused deep carvings into the rocks creating v-shaped canyons.
Here is a link to a map (pdf) of the valley floor with the points interest.
Things To See At
Yosemite is home to countless waterfalls.
Ribbon Fall (1,612 ft) flows during the spring only.
Half Dome can be seen throughout eastern
Yosemite Point prominently juts out just east of
There are many vistas including: Bridalveil Meadow, which has views of both Bridalveil Fall and
Yosemite Lodge and Lower Yosemite Fall provide a closer view of
Very few lakes are easily accessible in