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Yosemite Guide

June 16, 2021 - July 20, 2021

brochure Yosemite Guide - June 16, 2021 - July 20, 2021

The June 2021 Yosemite Guide with information about trip planning, activities, scheduled events, and hours of operations for different facilities and services at Yosemite National Park (NP) in California. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Yosemite Guide Yosemite Guide June 16, 2021 - July 20, 2021 @YosemiteNPS UPDATE If you are not fully vaccinated, wearing a mask is required in federal buildings and in crowded outdoor spaces on federal land. Check local resources, area signage, and our park website for updates, Day-use reservations are required: Tuolumne Meadows, Reflections - NPS Image/Christine Loberg Experience Your America Yosemite National Park Yosemite Guide June 16, 2021 - July 20, 2021 Experience Your America Yosemite National Park Yosemite Guide June 16, 2021 - July 20, 2021 Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System Yosemite Valley Map Campground Valley Visitor Center Parking Upper Yosemite Fall Picnic Area Restroom Hetch Hetchy Walk-In Campground Yosemite Village Lower Yosemite Fall The Ansel Adams Gallery l Tuolumne Meadows i te ai Tr ll se m Yosemite Valley Area in inset: Fa U p p er Yo 2 Yosemite Valley Lodge Camp 4 Yosemite Falls Parking Chapel Swinging Bridge Yosemite Village Parking il Sentinel Beach ra T te r i le wi n n 1 mile cl o ur se M d 1 km Mirror Lake Lower Pines North Pines Half Dome 8836 ft 2693 m Campground Reservations Curry Village Curry Village Parking Upper Pines Happy Isles Loop is closed to vehicles except for motorists with an accessibility placard Trailhead Parking i Happy Isles Art and Nature Center Fo El Capitan Picnic Area Housekeeping Camp Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center (YCHC) Wawona 0 The Ahwahnee (Do Not Enter) seasonal Yosemite Valley Map N Medical Church Bowl Clinic Picnic Area Glacier Point closed in winter 3 Vernal Fall 72I4 ft 2I99 m Cathedral Beach l Va L le y oo Mist Trail r ai l pT ho rse s on l y Merc ed R iver 4 & Bridalveil Fall Large vehicles longer than 30 feet are not permitted on Sentinel Drive. Also, expect traffic re-routes and delays through Summer 2021. See park website for more information. il ve al id Br The Yosemite Valley Shuttle System will not operate during the 2021 season. Cree 1 na wo Wa ad Ro Nevada Fall k DRIVE, WALK, or BIKE to some of Yosemite Valley’s most scenic attractions! 1 2 Tunnel View Lower Yosemite Fall Trailhead 3 El Capitan Illilouette Fall 4 Valley View i Experience Your America Yosemite National Park Yosemite Guide June 16, 2021 - July 20, 2021 Things to Do Summer in Yosemite SAFETY ALERT THINGS TO DO IN YOSEMITE VALLEY If you are not fully vaccinated, wearing a mask Join a Yosemite Conservancy naturalist guide is required in federal buildings and in crowded or art instructor for a customized experience outdoor spaces on federal land.Check local that fits your interests and schedule. Custom Yosemite Experiences resources, area signage, and our park website for updates, Custom Adventures: Experience the park on personalized day hikes, birding walks, WELCOME stargazing programs and backpacking trips. Ask A Ranger Drop by the visitor contact station located in Custom Art Classes: Explore nature through front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center to ask drawing, painting, sketching and journaling. your Yosemite-related questions and to get We also offer creative activities for kids! park information and updates. Follow signs for the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. Open 9am to 5pm. Look for visitor contact stations Looking for ways to connect with Yosemite near other visitor centers in Tuolumne Meadows, from home? Contact us to schedule a virtual Wawona, and Big Oak Flat. adventure or art class: adventures@yosemite. Join a Photography Class with The Ansel Adams Gallery, see page 4 for details. Image courtesy of The Ansel Adams Gallery org or Walking and Hiking Park App How Will My Visit Be Impacted? Download the National Park The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to affect park operations in 2021. Visitation to the park Service app for an interactive will be managed in accordance with recommendations from public health officials. Visit the park map, hiking trails, and park website, for more updates and safety information. outdoor visitor contact station in front of the Day-Use Reservations Required to Visit Yosemite and updated weather and trail conditions. updates. See page 11. A reservation is required to drive into Yosemite through September 30, 2021. You must display your day-use permit on your dashboard at all times while inside the park. Permits are valid for Explore Like A Junior Ranger! Become a Yosemite Junior Ranger by purchasing this self-guided handbook and completing the activities that are the best fit for you. When you are done, share your booklet with a park ranger at any Yosemite visitor center during operating hours to receive your badge and patch. three consecutive days for unlimited entries and are not valid for overnight use. Currently open and available Not open or available at this time Unavailable in early 2021 Yosemite Valley has plenty of year-round walking and hiking possibilities. Stop by the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center for trail maps Bicycling Experience several miles of bicycle paths in Yosemite Valley. Use your own bicycle or rent one from the Village Store in Yosemite Village, Yosemite Valley Lodge or Curry Village, conditions permitting. See page 6 for Bike An outdoor visitor contact station is located in front of the Valley Visitor Center. Visitor Centers are closed until All shuttles and tours are further notice; outdoor visitor canceled during this time contact stations available. Campgrounds in Yosemite Valley are open, reservations required, see page 7. Many programs are canceled until further notice, see page 4 for llist of current programs Yosemite Theater and Yosemite Museum will be closed during this time. allowed on paved roads and paved bike paths. Select dining and shopping establishments are open and encourage social distancing. Some campgrounds are currently closed. There is no first come, first served camping. Tuolumne Meadows Lodge and High Sierra Camps are closed during this time. The Sierra Club’s Yosemite Conservation Stand hours. Or, see page 4 to learn about the Yosemite Bike Share program. Bicycles are only Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center Heritage Center (formerly Le Conte Memorial Lodge) will not open this season, from May 1 through September 30, 2021, due to COVID-19. All evening programs have What Does 6-ft Look Like? been cancelled for the season due to social The wing span of a bald eagle is distancing requirements. The Yosemite roughly 6 feet long. While social Conservation Heritage Center will reopen distancing, imagine the length on May 1, 2022. Call 209/347-7300 for of a soaring eagles’ wing span information and updates. between you and others. Entering a National Park Yosemite is a place where wilderness prevails. Prepare yourself for a wild experience. The National Park Service is bound by its mission to protect Yosemite's natural and cultural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations. Please, be attentive to the regulations in place to protect park resources (page 9) and those designed for your safety (page 8). Fire – Police – Medical Emergency: Dial 911 Medical Clinic (in Yosemite Valley) Open 7 days per week from 9am to 7pm. Medical Clinic Phone: (209) 372-4637. Road, Weather, and Park Information: (209) 372-0200 Yosemite Village Garage - 8am to 5pm, 24 hour AAA towing, NO gas, propane service until 4:30pm. (209) 372-1060 Access for People with Disabilities Upcoming Park Projects For a complete list of accessible services, exhibits, and recreational opportunities, pick up a Yosemite Accessibility Guide at any park entrance station or visitor center, or view online at yose/planyourvisit/accessibility.htm, or call a park Accessibility Coordinator at (209) 379-1035. Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Project Why: To rehabilitate visitor facilities at the base of Bridalveil Fall and surrounding area, and to protect natural and cultural resources in the area. When: 2021 Visitor Impact: Trail, comfort station and parking lot will not be available due to construction. Sign Language interpreting is available upon request. Contact Deaf Services at (209) 379-5250 (v/txt). Two weeks advance notice is requested. Assistive Listening Devices available upon advance request at any visitor center. Audio tours available at Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. Refer to the Accessibility Guide, or contact an Accessibility Coordinator for more information. Tioga Road Rehabilitation Plan Why: To make safety improvements and manage roadside parking and traffic flow while preserving natural and cultural resources along the road. When: 2021 and 2022 seasons Visitor Impact: 30-minute traffic delays along Tioga Road due to construction. Accessible parking spaces available west of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. Where to Go and What to Do in Yosemite National Park Inside: 01 Things to Do 04 Exhibits and Programs 05 Services 07 Permit Information 09 Protecting Yourself 10 Feature Story Back Yosemite Valley Map 1 Experience Your America Yosemite National Park Discover Yosemite Let your curiosity guide you to new places Entrance Fees Non-commercial car, truck, RV, or van with 15 or fewer passenger seats (No per-person fee) Vehicle Valid for 3 days $35/Vehicle Valley Visitor Center Upper Yosemite Fall We strongly recommend moving around the east end of Yosemite Valley on foot or bike in the white circles show the average walking 20 by the red circles. Yosemite Valley Lodge Lower Pines 5 North Pines Mirror Lake Trailhead Campground Reservations Curry Village Sentinel Beach Upper Pines Curry Village Parking El Capitan Picnic Area 25 Yosemite Valley Walking Map - El Portal & Mariposa 5 Cathedral Beach Average Walking Times Walking Routes Campground Interagency Military Pass (Free) (Annual) For active duty U.S. military and dependents. Parking Picnic Area Bridalveil Fall To Housekeeping Camp Yosemite Village Parking Interagency Annual Senior Pass $20 For U.S. citizens or permanent residents 62 and over. d U.S. Military Veterans (Free) oa aR n Must present suitable ID o w Wa Chapel Swinging Bridge Interagency Senior Pass $80 (Lifetime) For U.S. citizens or permanent residents 62 and over. Interagency Access Pass (Free) (Lifetime) For permanently disabled - San Francisco U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The Ahwahnee 30 5 Yosemite Falls Parking Interagency Annual Pass $80 Valid for one year at all federal recreation sites. To 10 Camp 4 Yosemite Pass $70, Valid for one year in Yosemite. W Medical Clinic time between each destination, represented Individual Valid for 3 days $20 (In a bus, on foot, bicycle, or horse), To Yosemite Village Lower Yosemite Fall if possible. On the map below, the numbers 10 Motorcycle Valid for 3 days $30/motorcycle Walking Yosemite Valley Restroom N 0 1 km 1 mile Walk-In Campground Gold Star Families (Free) Must present paper voucher - Glacier Point Interagency 4th Grade Pass (Free) Wawona Must present paper voucher. Fresno U.S. 5th Grade Voucher (Free) Must present paper voucher. 6 E3 E4 Reservations Campground Reservations (877) 444-6777; Lodging Reservations (888) 413-8869 Group Sales Office: (888) 339-3481 5 Regional Info Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) Highway 120 West Yosemite Chamber of Commerce (800) 449-9120 or (209) 962-0429 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau (800) 446-1333; 4 1 Highway 41 Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau (559) 683-4636; 2 Highway 132/49 Coulterville Visitor Center (209) 878-3329 Highway 140/49 California Welcome Center, Merced (800) 446-5353 or (209) 724-8104 Mariposa County Visitor Center (866) 425-3366 or (209) 966-7081 Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau (209) 742-4567; Highway 120 East Lee Vining Chamber of Commerce and Mono Lake Visitor Center, (760) 647-6629, 2 3 Happy Isles Mist Trail Yosemite Guide June 16, 2021 - July 20, 2021 Yosemite Valley 1 Yosemite Valley, open year-round, is world-famous for its impressive waterfalls, cliffs, and unusual rock formations. Get there via Highway 41/Wawona Road from Fresno, Highway 140/El Portal Road from Merced, Highway 120 west/Big Oak Flat Road from Manteca, and (during summer) via the Tioga Road/Highway 120 east from Lee Vining. Yosemite Valley is home to massive cliff faces like El Capitan and Half Dome, plunging waterfalls including the tallest in North America, and attractive meadows. While Yosemite Falls slows to a trickle by August, a moderate hike will bring you to impressive Vernal and Nevada Falls. Walk to Mirror Lake, where you will see reflections of Half Dome. Gaze up at El Capitan, a massive granite monolith that stands 3,593 feet from base to summit. Whether you explore the valley by foot, bike, car, or tour, you will behold scenery that will leave you breathless and eager to see what’s around the next corner. Glacier Point Road 2 Wild flowers in Yosemite Valley. NPS Image / Christine White Loberg Glacier Point, an overlook with a commanding view of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, and Yosemite’s high country, is located 30 miles (a one-hour drive) from Yosemite Valley or Wawona. To get there from either of these places, take the Wawona Road (Highway 41) to Chinquapin, then turn onto Glacier Point Road. At Glacier Point, a short, paved, and wheelchair-accessible trail takes you to an exhilarating—some might say unnerving—view 3,214 feet down to Yosemite Valley below. Wawona and Mariposa Grove 3 The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is located 36 miles (1 ¼ hours) south of Yosemite Valley via the Wawona Road (Highway 41), two miles from the park’s South Entrance. The nearby Yosemite History Center in Wawona is a collection of historic buildings associated with people and events that shaped the national park idea in Yosemite. The view from Glacier Point. NPS Image / Sarah Gulick Tioga Road and Tuolumne Grove 4 Tioga Road offers a 39-mile scenic drive past forests, meadows, lakes, and granite domes. It is usually open from late May or early June through November. The road’s elevation ranges from 6,200 feet to nearly 10,000 feet. The White Wolf area, midway across the park, is the starting point for day hikes to Lukens Lake and Harden Lake. To see giant sequoias, park at the Tuolumne Grove parking area on the Tioga Road, and walk one steep mile down to the grove. Or park at Merced Grove trailhead on Big Oak Flat Road and walk 1.5 steep miles down to the grove. These groves are smaller than the more-famous Mariposa Grove, but are quieter and off-limits to vehicles. Remember, walking down is easier than walking back up. Tuolumne Meadows 5 Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. NPS Image / Jeffrey Trust Tuolumne Meadows provides a glimpse of the High Sierra. The Wild and Scenic Tuolumne River winds through broad sub-alpine meadows surrounded by even higher granite domes and peaks. It is the jumping off place for countless hikes, whether you venture out for a day or a week. Stop at the Tuolumne Meadows information center to find out about hikes to Cathedral Lakes, Elizabeth Lake, Lembert Dome, or along the Tuolumne River through Lyell Canyon. See page 6 for hiking suggestions. Hetch Hetchy 6 Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, a source of drinking water and hydroelectric power for the City of San Francisco, is home to spectacular scenery and the starting point for many wilderness trails. The area’s low elevation makes it a good place to hike in autumn and winter. The Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is located 40 miles (1¼ hour) from Yosemite Valley via the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120W) and the Evergreen Road. The Hetch Hetchy Road Cathedral Peak. NPS Image is open from 8am to 5pm. Vehicles and/or trailers over 25 feet long, and RVs and other vehicles over 8 feet wide are not permitted on the narrow, winding Hetch Hetchy Road. Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. NPS Image 3 Experience Your America Yosemite National Park Yosemite Valley Programs, Art, and Exhibits Yosemite Valley Visitor Center and Bookstore A visitor contact station is available in front of the visitor center for information and updates from 9am to 5pm. The Yosemite Conservancy Bookstore will be operating as an outdoor “togo” store, daily from 9am to 5pm. protect our natural resources. The exhibit opens Art Classes and Art Retreats: Outdoor art at the Yosemite National Park Museum Gallery in classes meet in front of the Valley Visitor Center Yosemite Valley, then travels to other art centers every weekday (Monday–Friday, 10am to 2pm) across California. The exhibit includes painting, through October, and are taught by professional photography, printmaking, textiles, sculpture, artists. Please register online by 4pm the day ceramics and more. $5000 in cash awards! Visit before your class: YOSEMITE THEATER Closed Spring and Summer of 2021 Yosemite Museum Closed Spring and Summer of 2021 INDIAN CULTURAL VILLAGE Walk through the reconstructed Indian Village of Ahwahnee and learn about the structures the Ahwahneechee lived in and the plants they used for survival. View the interactive displays and see the ceremonial roundhouse, bark houses, and sweathouse members of the local tribes still actively use. Located behind the Yosemite Museum in Yosemite Village. YOSEMITE RENAISSANCE ART EXHIBIT The Call to Artists for Yosemite Renaissance 37 will begin July 1, 2021! For over 150 years, artists have played an important role in the establishment of our state and national parks, inspiring people to visit iconic natural sites, and to ADVENTURES AND ART CLASSES June 28 - Painting & Poetry with Joa July 2 Suorez & Kelly Lee July 5-9 Art Journaling with Watercolor Join Yosemite Conservancy for a memorable park experience! Preregistration is required with Sylvia Eneriz July 12-23 Charcoal Drawing, with Jeff for all Conservancy adventures and art classes. Hemming July 26-30 Field Sketching with Watercolor Outdoor Adventures: Our naturalist guides with Danielle Jolette Art Retreats: Join one of our upcoming art retreats, which include a three-day oil June 25-27 Intro Backpack: Southern July 9 painting experience in Tuolumne Meadows Yosemite Waterfalls with artist Faith Rumm (July 22-25) and a Day Hike: Little Devils Postpile Beginners Backpack and Paint trip to May July 10-11 Overnight Under the Stars Lake with the Conservancy’s Lora Spielman July 15-18 Backpack: Clouds RestThrough-Hike (July 30-August 1). July 16-17 Adventure Combo: Stargazing Pop-Up Art: Stop by the Valley Visitor Center and Biking July 22-25 Backpack: Yosemite Creek to in Yosemite Village on Thursdays between Eagle Peak 11am and 1pm for free nature journaling July 23 Full Moon Hike: Taft Point activities with Yosemite Conservancy. Great July 24-25 Day Hikes: Tuolumne Birds and for kids and families! Learn more at yosemite. Blooms org/experience. TIME PROGRAMS - (NPS = National Park Service; YC = Yosemite Conservancy; 9:00am Climber Coffee: At Camp 4 Meet at “Colombia Boulder” (NPS) 9:00am Climber Coffee: At the Tuolumne Meadows store parking area (NPS) 9:00am A Stroll Through Time Register at $10 (YC) 12:00pm JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM Meet at the Glacier Point amphitheater. (NPS) = Accessible) DURATION 10am to 3pm. Experience a variety of fine arts, hand-crafts, and a collection of Ansel Adams original photographs. We offer half-day reservations required. Call 209/372- 4413 or visit Located in Yosemite Village. Current Exhibition Many Happy Returns: Photographic Meditations on Yosemite June 6 - July 31, 2021 Many Happy Returns: Photographic Meditations lead day hikes, backpacking trips, art retreats and more. Register: The Ansel Adams Gallery is open daily from photography classes and private guided tours, to apply! Yosemite Conservancy The Ansel Adams Gallery on Yosemite will feature a variety of works from our family of artists who have dedicated their lives to the photographic medium, often in concert with Yosemite. These works share stories of experience and intuition (and some luck) and reflection of a long and continuing relationship that today reverberates as hopeful as ever. Beyond Yosemite Valley WAWONA AND MARIPOSA GROVE Park ranger naturalists and volunteers can be intermittently found in the Mariposa Grove and Yosemite History Center providing ranger talks and fun, informative activities. We hope to see you! EXCEPTION DATES LOCATION 1 hr. June 20 and 27 Only Yosemite Valley Sunday 1 hr July 11 and 18 Only Tuolumne Meadows Sunday 2 hrs. 30 mins. SU M TU TH F SA X X Yosemite Valley Except June 21 and 28 W Wednesday X Glacier Point Monday X Programs printed in ALL CAPS AND COLOR are especially for children and their families. 12:00pm Stagecoach Stories Register at $10 (YC) 2 hrs. 12:30pm Ask-A-Climber View climbers on El Capitan through spotting scopes and discover the world of Yosemite’s big walls. SE corner of El Cap Meadow adjacent to the bridge. (NPS) 4 hrs. 1:00pm Ranger Walk - Short Walk to a Great View of El Capitan, Sentinel Rock and Yosemite Falls Moderately difficult. Meet in front of the Glacier Point Gift Shop. (NPS) 2:00pm Ranger Walk - Cliffs and Domes Explore fascinating ecosystems and geologic wonders on the way to towering cliff top tops or summit views. Meet at Taft Point/Sentinel Dome trailhead parking area along Glacier Point Road. (NPS) 2:30pm Ranger Talk Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. Join a ranger to learn more about Yosemite’s story. Topics change daily. (NPS) 6:00pm Yosemite Valley Sunset Walk Register at $10 (YC) 7:45pm Sunset Ranger Talk Glacier Point amphitheater overlooking the High Sierra. (NPS) 8:45pm Stars Over Yosemite Discover the stories of the night sky at Glacier Point. Glacier Point amphitheater. Canceled if overcast. (NPS) 1 hr. Glacier Point 9:00pm Explore Yosemite’s Night Sky Register at $25 (YC) 1 hr. Yosemite Valley Yosemite Bike Share The free Yosemite Bike Share is open for the season! You can use the bike share for short trips (up to two hours) in Yosemite Valley. 1. 2. 3. 4. Get connected: Download the Yosemite Bike Share mobile app for Apple/iOS or Android in advance. Get a bike: Use the app to unlock a bike at one of the Yosemite Bike Share stations, located at the Yosemite Village Parking Area and on the Village mall (between the Valley Wilderness Center and the Valley Visitor Center). Get pedaling: Ride safely! Use the helmet provided with the bike (or wear your own) and stay on roads and paved bike paths. Return to Bike Share Station. All rides must end at one of three Bike Share Stations: Village Day Use Parking, Yosemite Falls Day Use Parking, and Yosemite Village. Please do not leave your bike anywhere else. Visit for details, to see a map of bike paths and plan your routes. 4 Yosemite Valley Ends July 4 X Glacier Point 2 hrs. Glacier Point Monday X Tuesday X Wednesday X Thursday X Friday X Saturday X Sunday X Saturday X 15 mins. Yosemite Valley 2 hrs. Yosemite Valley Except June 17, 19, 20, 24 and 26 X Sunday 1.5 hrs. 30 mins. Wednesday Glacier Point Sunday X Monday X Tuesday X Wednesday X Tuesday X Sunday Thursday X X Saturday X Thursday X Thursday X Friday X Saturday X Saturday X Tuesday X Thursday X TUOLUMNE MEADOWS The Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Center is open 9am to 6pm, and offers park orientation, trail information, books, maps and displays. Check local postings at the visitor center for free daily ranger programs. BIG OAK FLAT INFORMATION STATION Open daily from 8am to 5pm. Check local postings at the visitor center for free daily ranger programs. Yosemite Guide June 16, 2021 - July 20, 2021 Services in Yosemite Schedule All available operations and hours of operations are subject to change. Check local resources and area signage in light of changing public health requirements related to COVID-19. The Ahwahnee Dining Room. NPS Image / Sheree Peshlakai Hours listed are core hours and may be extended during peak visitation. Food and Drink YOSEMITE VILLAGE Village Grill 11am to 5pm Degnan’s Kitchen 7am to 11am; 11:30am to 6pm The Loft at Degnan’s Closed for the Season THE AHWAHNEE Dining Room Breakfast: 7am to 10am Lunch: 11:30am to 2pm Dinner: 5:30pm to 9pm The Ahwahnee Bar 2pm to 9pm YOSEMITE VALLEY LODGE Starbucks Coffee 7am to 3pm Base Camp Eatery Breakfast: 7am to 10am Lunch: 11am to 2pm Dinner: 4pm to 9pm Mountain Room Bar 5pm to 9pm Mountain Room Restaurant Temporarily closed due to COVID-19 CURRY VILLAGE Coffee Corner 6:30am to 2pm Pizza Deck 12pm to 9pm Bar 1899 12pm to 9pm Meadow Grill 7am to 10am; 11am to 6pm WAWONA AREA Wawona Hotel Dining Room Breakfast: 7am to 10am Lunch: 11am to 2pm Dinner: 5:30pm to 8:30pm TUOLUMNE MEADOWS Tuolumne Meadows Grill 11am to 5pm Groceries YOSEMITE VILLAGE Village Store 8am to 9pm YOSEMITE VALLEY LODGE Gift/Grocery 8am to 8pm CURRY VILLAGE Gift/Grocery 10am to 6pm EL PORTAL El Portal Market 9am to 7pm WAWONA Wawona Store & Pioneer Gift Shop 9am to 5pm TUOLUMNE MEADOWS Tuolumne Meadows Store 9am to 5pm Books, Gifts, & Apparel YOSEMITE VILLAGE Yosemite Conservancy Bookstore at Yosemite Valley Visitor Center 9am to 5pm (outdoor “to-go” store) The Ansel Adams Gallery 10am to 3pm Village Store 8am to 9pm THE AHWAHNEE Gift Shop 9am to 7pm Sweet Shop 11am to 6pm YOSEMITE VALLEY LODGE Gift/Grocery 8am to 8pm CURRY VILLAGE Gift/Grocery 10am to 6pm Yosemite Mountain Shop 8:30am to 4:30pm GLACIER POINT Glacier Point Gift Shop 9am to 5pm WAWONA Wawona Store & Pioneer Gift Shop 9am to 5pm Yosemite Conservancy Depot at Mariposa Grove Welcome Plaza 9am to 4:30pm (outdoor “to-go” store) TUOLUMNE MEADOWS Tuolumne Meadows Store 9am to 5pm Recreation CURRY VILLAGE Bike Rental Stand 8am to 6pm Yosemite Mountaineering School 8:30am to 12pm; 1pm to 4:30pm YOSEMITE VILLAGE Bike Rental Stand 8am to 6pm YOSEMITE VALLEY LODGE Bike Rental Stand 8am to 6pm Gas Stations EL PORTAL Pay 24 hours with credit or debit card WAWONA SERVICE STATION Pay 24 hours with credit or debit card CRANE FLAT Pay 24 hours with credit or debit card General Services Medical Clinic - Yosemite Valley 209/372-4637; Emergency: CALL 9-1-1 Monday - Friday: 9am to 7pm, Closed during federal holidays Yosemite Village Garage Towing available 24 hours NO gas in Yosemite Valley. 11am to 3pm Post Offices RELIGIOUS SERVICES YOSEMITE COMMUNITY CHURCH (THE CHAPEL) Resident Minister: Pastor Brent Moore 209/372-4831 – SUNDAY - CHAPEL SERVICES: 9:15am – Year-round 11am – Memorial Day to Labor Day *Subject to Covid -19 policies. Please call the chapel for current information before you travel. CHURCH OF CHRIST (Non-denominational) El Portal Chapel / Worship: Sunday 11am 209/379-2100 SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS No meetings at this time Oakhurst Hotline: 559/683-1662 YOSEMITE VILLAGE Main Office Monday - Friday: 8:30am to 5pm Saturday: 10am to noon YOSEMITE VALLEY LODGE Monday - Friday: 12:30pm to 2:45pm EL PORTAL Monday - Friday: 8:30am to 5pm Closed 12:30pm to 1:30pm WAWONA 9am to 5pm NPS Image 5 Experience Your America Yosemite National Park Hiking Sentinel Dome, a trail off of Glacier Point Road. NPS Image / Sheree Peshlakai Choose Your Adventure PARK UPDATE • If you are not fully vaccinated, wearing a mask is required in crowded outdoor spaces on federal land. What better way to enjoy the beauty of Yosemite than on foot. Ask a ranger at any visitor contact station for updated trail conditions and one of several free day hike handouts. Yosemite Valley Day Hikes* STARTING POINT DISTANCE / TIME DIFFICULTY / ELEVATION Lower Yosemite Fall Across from Yosemite Valley Lodge 1.0 mile round-trip, 20 minutes Easy Upper Yosemite Fall Trail to Columbia Rock Camp 4, across from Yosemite Valley Lodge 2 miles round-trip, 2–3 hours Strenuous 1,000-foot gain Know Before You Go: Top of Upper Yosemite Fall Same as above 7.2 miles round-trip, 6–8 hours Very Strenuous 2,700-foot gain • Stay away from swift-moving water Mirror Lake (A seasonal lake) East of North Pines Campground 2 miles round-trip, 1 hour Easy Vernal Fall Footbridge Happy Isles 1.4 miles round-trip, 1–2 hours Moderate, 400-foot gain Top of Vernal Fall Happy Isles 3 miles round-trip, 2–4 hours Strenuous 1,000-foot gain Top of Nevada Fall Happy Isles 5 miles round-trip, 5–6 hours Strenuous 1,900-foot gain Four Mile Trail to Glacier Point Southside Drive 4.8 miles one-way, 3–4 hours one-way Very Strenuous, 3,200-foot gain Valley Floor Loop Lower Yosemite Fall Trailhead 13 miles full loop, 5–7 hours full loop Moderate • Some trails may be closed or rerouted. Please comply with all posted signs. • Always supervise children closely. • Never swim upstream from a waterfall. TRAIL / DESTINATION Bridalveil Fall - CLOSED due to Construction WALKS/HIKES IN WAWONA AREA HIKES IN CRANE FLAT AREA Yosemite History Center Tuolumne Grove Merced Grove Parsons Memorial Lodge, McCauley Go back to a time of horse-drawn wagons, a The trailhead for this grove of about 25 Yosemite’s quietest stand of sequoias is the Cabin and Soda Springs covered bridge, and log cabins. A visit to the sequoias is near the intersection of the Big Merced Grove, a group of approximately 20 Two trails, both flat and 3/4 mile-long, lead to Yosemite History Center explores Yosemite’s Oak Flat Road and Tioga Road at Crane Flat. big trees accessible only on foot. It’s a three- this historic area accessible only by walking. history and interpretive signs explain how Yo- The former route of the Big Oak Flat Road mile round-trip hike (about three hours) into The Soda Springs are small, naturally carbon- semite was the inspiration for national parks leads downhill from the parking area into the the grove. The trail drops down 1.5 miles ated springs that attract deer, birds and other across America and around the world. grove. The trail drops 500 feet (150 meters) making this a moderately strenuous hike on wildlife. There is a toilet in the area. in one mile. The way down can seem much the uphill portion. There is no potable water at Mariposa Grove easier than the uphill return to the parking the parking area or down in the grove. Be sure There are many day hikes in this area. Stop by Located near Yosemite’s South Entrance, the lot. The trip is moderately strenuous on the to bring drinking water with you. The grove any visitor center for maps and ideas. Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequioas is the park’s uphill portion. Within the Tuolumne Grove is located 3½ miles north of Crane Flat and • Thank you for staying on official trails to protect largest stand of giant sequoias, with about 500 there is an easy, half-mile, self-guided nature 4½ miles south of the Big Oak Flat Entrance trees in the grove. Shuttles will not operate trail. There is no potable water at the parking along the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 • Dogs, bicycles, and strollers are only allowed during the 2021 season, expect a two-mile, area or in the grove. Be sure to bring drinking West). The trail is marked by a sign and a post on roads that are open to public vehicle traffic. one-way walk to reach the grove. Bicycles w

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