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Yosemite Guide

August 22, 2021 - September 28, 2021

brochure Yosemite Guide - August 22, 2021 - September 28, 2021

The September 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).

Yosemite Guide Yosemite Guide August 25, 2021 - September 28, 2021 @YosemiteNPS UPDATE Wearing a face mask is required in federal buildings regardless of vaccination status. Check local resources, area signage, and our park website for updates, www. nps.gov/yose. Day-use reservations are required: go.nps.gov/covid B.A.R.K. Ranger Jack reporting for duty. Jack loves Yosemite and follows the B.A.R.K. Ranger Code to protect the park when he visits. Read more about the B.A.R.K. Ranger Program on Page 11. NPS Image Experience Your America Yosemite National Park Yosemite Guide August 25, 2021 - September 28, 2021 Experience Your America Yosemite National Park Yosemite Guide August 25, 2021 - September 28, 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 Map Yosemite Valley Lodge Yosemite Falls Parking Chapel Swinging Bridge il ra T te r i le wi n n cl o ur se M d 1 mile 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 Village Parking Sentinel Beach 1 km Mirror Lake seasonal Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center (YCHC) Wawona 0 The Ahwahnee (Do Not Enter) Sentinel Dr. Camp 4 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 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 August 25, 2021 - September 28, 2021 Things to Do Summer in Yosemite SAFETY ALERT THINGS TO DO IN YOSEMITE VALLEY Wearing a face mask is required in federal Join a Yosemite Conservancy naturalist guide buildings regardless of vaccination status. or art instructor for a customized experience Thank you for helping to keep yourself and that fits your interests and schedule. Custom Yosemite Experiences others safe and healthy. Check local resources, area signage, and our park website for updates, Custom Adventures: Experience the park www.nps.gov/yose. on personalized day hikes, birding walks, stargazing programs and backpacking trips. WELCOME yosemite.org/custom-adventures. Ask A Ranger Custom Art Classes: Explore nature through Drop by the visitor contact station located in drawing, painting, sketching and journaling. front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center to ask We also offer creative activities for kids! your Yosemite-related questions and to get yosemite.org/custom-art. park information and updates. Follow signs to park in Visitor Parking then follow signs to the Looking for ways to connect with Yosemite Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. Open 9am to from home? Contact us to schedule a virtual 5pm. Look for visitor contact stations near other adventure or art class at adventures@ visitor centers in Tuolumne Meadows, Wawona, yosemite.org or art@yosemite.org. and Big Oak Flat. The Ansel Adams Gallery Photography Excursions Park App Download the National Park Service app for an interactive map, hiking trails, and park updates. See page 11. Reservations Required to Enter Yosemite Sign up for 2-4 hour photography classes, B.A.R.K. Ranger June is a Corgi and resides in Yosemite Valley. She loves walking in B.A.R.K. approved locations such as the meadow boardwalks. NPS Image your permit on your dashboard at all times while inside the park. Permits are valid for three consecutive days for unlimited entries and are not valid for overnight use. Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center The Sierra Club’s Yosemite Conservation 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 been cancelled for the season due to social distancing requirements. The Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center will reopen on May 1, 2022. Call 209/347-7300 for information and updates. 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 resident staff photographers. Call ahead for reservations 209/372-4413 or visit anseladams. Get outside and enjoy your park! com/photography-education. See page 5. Summer offers spectacular views of waterfalls, great hiking, and other endless opportunities for recreation. Find the adventures that will make lasting Yosemite memories for years to come. A reservation is required to drive into Yosemite through September 30, 2021. You must display private guided tours, or camera walks led by Walking and Hiking Yosemite Valley has plenty of year-round walking and hiking possibilities. Stop by the outdoor visitor contact station in front of the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center for trail maps How Will My Visit Be Impacted? The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to affect park operations in 2021. Visitation to the park will be managed in accordance with recommendations from public health officials. Visit the park website, www.nps.gov/yose for more updates and safety information. Currently open and available Not open or available at this time Unavailable in 2021 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 11. Many programs are canceled Yosemite Theater and Yosemite until further notice, see pages Museum are closed at this time. 6-8 for current programs. Select dining and shopping establishments are open and encourage social distancing. Some campgrounds are closed. There is no first come, first served camping. Ongoing 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 www.nps.gov/ 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. Audio tours not available in 2021. Refer to the Accessibility Guide, or contact an Accessibility Coordinator for more information. Experience several miles of bicycle paths in Yosemite Valley. Use your own bicycle or rent one from the Village Store in Yosemite Village, conditions permitting. See page 4 for Bike Stand hours. Or, see page 5 to learn about the Yosemite Bike Share program. Bicycles are only allowed on paved roads and paved bike paths. Tuolumne Meadows Lodge and High Sierra Camps are closed at this time. Access for People with Disabilities Assistive Listening Devices available upon advance request at any visitor center. Bicycling Yosemite Valley Lodge, or Curry Village, An outdoor visitor contact station is located in front of the Valley Visitor Center. Sign Language interpreting is available upon request. Contact Deaf Services at (209) 379-5250 (v/txt). Two weeks advance notice is requested. and updated weather and trail conditions. 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 Services 06 Programs 10 Hiking 12 Protecting Yourself 14 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 Day Use/Campground Reservations (877) 444-6777; www.recreation.gov Lodging Reservations (888) 413-8869 www.travelyosemite.com Group Sales Office: (888) 339-3481 5 Regional Info Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) www.yarts.com Highway 120 West Yosemite Chamber of Commerce (800) 449-9120 or (209) 962-0429 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau (800) 446-1333; www.tcvb.com 4 1 Highway 41 Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau (559) 683-4636; www.yosemitethisyear.com 2 Highway 132/49 Coulterville Visitor Center (209) 878-3329 Highway 140/49 California Welcome Center, Merced (800) 446-5353 or (209) 724-8104 www.yosemite-gateway.org Mariposa County Visitor Center (866) 425-3366 or (209) 966-7081 Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau (209) 742-4567; www.yosemite.com Highway 120 East Lee Vining Chamber of Commerce and Mono Lake Visitor Center, (760) 647-6629, www.leevining.com 2 3 Happy Isles Mist Trail Yosemite Guide August 25, 2021 - September 28, 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 Services in Yosemite Schedule Food and Drink YOSEMITE VILLAGE Village Grill 11am to 5pm Degnan’s Kitchen 7am to 11am; 11:30am to 6pm THE AHWAHNEE Dining Room Breakfast: 7am to 10am Lunch: 11:30am to 2pm Dinner: 5:30pm to 8:30pm The Ahwahnee Bar 2pm to 9pm YOSEMITE VALLEY LODGE Starbucks Coffee Closed for the Season 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 CURRY VILLAGE Coffee Corner 6:30am to 2pm, 6:30am to 11am beginning Sep 7 Pizza Deck 12pm to 9pm Bar 1899 12pm to 9pm, 2pm to 9pm beginning Sep 9 Meadow Grill 7am to 10am, Closes for the Season Sep 26 WAWONA AREA Wawona Hotel Dining Room Breakfast: 7am to 10am Lunch: 11am to 2pm Dinner: 5pm to 9pm TUOLUMNE MEADOWS Tuolumne Meadows Grill Closed for the Season Groceries YOSEMITE VILLAGE Village Store 8am to 8pm YOSEMITE VALLEY LODGE Gift/Grocery 8am to 8pm 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 CURRY VILLAGE Gift/Grocery 9am to 7pm EL PORTAL El Portal Market 9am to 7pm WAWONA Wawona Store & Pioneer Gift Shop 9am to 5pm TUOLUMNE MEADOWS Tuolumne Meadows Store 9am to 7pm, Closes for the Season Sep 19 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 4pm Village Store 8am to 8pm THE AHWAHNEE Gift Shop 9am to 7pm Sweet Shop 11am to 6pm YOSEMITE VALLEY LODGE Gift/Grocery 8am to 8pm CURRY VILLAGE Gift/Grocery 9am to 7pm 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 5pm (outdoor “to-go” store) TUOLUMNE MEADOWS Tuolumne Meadows Store 9am to 7pm, Closes for the Season Sep 19 Recreation CURRY VILLAGE Bike Rental Stand 8am to 6pm, 10am to 5pm beginning Sep 7 RELIGIOUS SERVICES YOSEMITE COMMUNITY CHURCH (THE CHAPEL) Resident Minister: Pastor Brent Moore 209/372-4831 – www.YosemiteValleyChapel.org www.YosemiteValleyChapelWeddings.org Email for wedding information and availability: YosemiteChapel@sbcglobal.net CHURCH OF CHRIST (Non-denominational) El Portal Chapel / Worship: Sunday 11am 209/379-2100 SUNDAY - CHAPEL SERVICES: 9:15am – Year-round 11am – Memorial Day to Labor Day ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS No meetings at this time Oakhurst Hotline: 559/683-1662 *Subject to Covid -19 policies. Please call the chapel for current information before you travel. NPS Image 4 SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS Yosemite Mountaineering School 8:30am to 12pm; 1pm to 4:30pm YOSEMITE VALLEY LODGE Bike Rental Stand 8am to 6pm, 10am to 5pm beginning Sep 7 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 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 Yosemite Guide August 25, 2021 - September 28, 2021 Yosemite Valley Where to Go and What to Do 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. 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 WOMEN EXHIBIT Despite many challenges, on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified, giving Mother Curry was active in the day to day business of Curry Village. Here she is, dressed in white, helping guests prepare for a tour of Yosemite. Photo courtesy of Yosemite NP Archives Yosemite Women Exhibit In honor of the Centennial of the 19th Amendment, Yosemite National Park researched stories of incredible women who changed this amazing place: culturally, professionally, and even the physical landscape! Some through determination, others through collaboration, each individual found the power to succeed in Yosemite. women the right to vote. To honor this, Yosemite is sharing stories of women who, often through sheer grit and determination, changed Yosemite, or came to this place and found themselves changed. CALL TO ARTISTS FOR YOSEMITE RENAISSANCE 37 rentals only. The Valley Wilderness Center is in Yosemite by Charles L. Weed in 1859, If you are an artist inspired by Yosemite located in Yosemite Village in between the post and one of the first digital photographs of office and the Ansel Adams Gallery. Yosemite made by Ted Orland in 1986. A National Park and the California Sierra Visit the Tudor Lounge at The Ahwahnee through October to join in the celebration of women and their often-overlooked contributions to Yosemite National Park in their roles as artists, Ranger-naturalists, entrepreneurs, and leaders. This exhibit was made possible by the generous funding and support from the Yosemite Conservancy. Nevada, you can apply! The competition is open to artists world-wide and offers $4000 in cash awards. Our mission is to encourage the public to protect and preserve our parks and wild lands through art! Visit www. yosemiterenaissance.org to learn more. Wilderness Center Open daily from 8am to 5pm. Under COVID modified operations, the center offers permit reservation pick up and bear canister The Ansel Adams Gallery monitor on hand will also feature a rotating slideshow of work by YOU, the park guest. Please visit www.anseladams.com/smart to The Ansel Adams Gallery is open daily from learn how your own smartphone image could 10am to 4pm. Experience a variety of fine be on display in our gallery in Yosemite. arts, hand-crafts, and a collection of Ansel Adams original photographs. We offer half-day photography classes and private guided tours, reservations required. Call 209/372- 4413 or visit anseladams.com/photographyeducation. Located in Yosemite Village. Yosemite Bike Share The free Yosemite Bike Share is open for the summer season! You can use the bike share for short trips (up to two hours) in Yosemite Valley. 1. Current Exhibition Indian Village Yosemite Cemetery Yosemite Museum NPS Headquarters New Exhibition Visitor Center, Theater, and Auditorium Ansel Adams Gallery Starting Smart: An Evolution in Photography Wilderness Center Post Office August 8, 2021 - October 2, 2021 Medical Clinic The smartphone has become a dominant Degnan’s Kitchen and Loft To The Ahwahnee Hotel means of photographic interpretation and exploration. Rarely do we expect people to be separated from their phones, and by proxy, a Visitor Center camera. But more than a mere record keeper Indi To Yosemite Valley Lodge an or selfie factory, the smartphone camera is Ca on ny 3. Visit yosemite.org/yosemite-bike-share to learn more about this program, see a map of bike paths and plan your routes. a natural “next step” in photography as our Cr ee k To Yosemite Valley Lodge Village Store and Village Grill 2. 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 Yosemite Falls Day Use Parking Area. Get pedaling: Ride safely! Use the helmet provided with the bike (or wear your own) and stay on roads and paved bike paths. 30 minutes culture has become more mobile and social – with as much creative potential as its large Village Garage format or SLR predecessors. Opening at The Ansel Adams Gallery on Yosemite Village August 8, Starting Smart: An Evolution in Photography will feature images made Yosemite Village Parking From Curry Village by smartphones and printed as fine art photographs finished in gold leaf, platinum, cyanotype and pigment. Also on display will be a copy of the first photograph ever made 5 Experience Your America Yosemite National Park Yosemite Valley Programs and Art Yosemite Conservancy ADVENTURES AND ART CLASSES Join Yosemite Conservancy for a memorable park experience! Preregistration is required for all Conservancy adventures and art classes. Outdoor Adventures Our naturalist guides lead day hikes, backpacking trips, art retreats and more. Register: yosemite.org/adventures. Aug 26-29 Backpack: Ten Lakes & Grant Lake Aug 26-29 Yosemite Field School: Bighorn Backpack Sep 2-5 Backpack: May Lake & High Peaks Sep 3-5 Backpack: Clouds Rest (1 Night) Sep 5-6 Overnight Under the Stars Sep 20 Full Moon Hike: Taft Point Sep 24-26 Workshop: Yosemite MiwokPaiute Basketry register in advance: yosemite.org/art. Aug 23-27 Pastel Landscapes with Tsungwei Moo Aug 30 - Acrylic Painting with Sep 3 Candida Webb Sep 6-17 Watercolor Painting with Michael Friedland Sep 20 - Watercolor Painting with Oct 1 Casey Cheuvront Looking to stretch your creative muscles for a little longer? Join one of our upcoming art retreats! We’re offering a Plein Air Watercolor program in Yosemite Valley with artist Steve Curl, September 8-11. Wine and Paint Cool down after a long day in Yosemite! Join one of our virtual Wine and Paint classes, offered every Friday evening. Bring your watercolor Art Classes and Art Retreats Outdoor art classes meet in front of the Valley Visitor Center every weekday (Monday– Friday, 10am to 2pm) through October, and Illustration by Stefani Lacy are taught by professional artists. Please painting supplies and a beverage of your choice, all ages are welcome. $25. Learn more and register at yosemite.org/wine-and-paint. Become A Junior Ranger! You can become a Yosemite Junior Ranger by taking this self-guided handbook with you as you travel around the park and complete the activities that are the best fit for you. The Yosemite Junior Ranger handbook is sold for $3.50 plus tax at stores throughout Yosemite National Park and online. When you are done, share your booklet with a park ranger at any Yosemite visitor center during operating hours to receive your badge. YOSEMITE VALLEY Climber Coffee (Except Aug 29) 2 hrs. Meet with NPS climbers rangers to discuss current events surrounding the climbing community. Camp 4 campground, near the registration booth. (NPS) Cultural Demonstrations 2 hrs. Drop-in anytime during these two hours. See sign at Yosemite Valley Visitor Center Information Tents for specific location near the tents. (NPS) ASK-A-CLIMBER (Except Aug 29) 4 hrs. View climbers on El Capitan through spotting scopes and discover the world of vertical adventure on Yosemite’s big walls. West side of El Capitan bridge (NPS) Ranger Talk 15 mins. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. Join a ranger to learn more about Yosemite’s story. Topics change daily. (NPS) 10:00am 12:30pm 2:30pm Cultural Demonstrations 2 hrs. Drop-in anytime during these two hours. See sign at Yosemite Valley Visitor Center Information Tents for specific location near the tents. (NPS) ASK-A-CLIMBER (Except Aug 30) 4 hrs. View climbers on El Capitan through spotting scopes and discover the world of vertical adventure on Yosemite’s big walls. West side of El Capitan bridge (NPS) Ranger Talk 15 mins. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. Join a ranger to learn more about Yosemite’s story. Topics change daily. (NPS) Tuesday 10:00am 12:30pm 2:30pm 6:00pm 8:30pm Cultural Demonstrations 2 hrs. Drop-in anytime during these two hours. See sign at Yosemite Valley Visitor Center Information Tents for specific location near the tents. (NPS) ASK-A-CLIMBER (Except Aug 31) 4 hrs. View climbers on El Capitan through spotting scopes and discover the world of vertical adventure on Yosemite’s big walls. West side of El Capitan bridge (NPS) Ranger Talk 15 mins. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. Join a ranger to learn more about Yosemite’s story. Topics change daily. (NPS) Yosemite Valley Sunset Walk 2 hrs. Join a naturalist for a stroll in the Valley. Register at yosemite.org/adventures. $10 (YC) Explore Yosemite’s Night Skies 1.5 hrs. Join a naturalist for stargazing in the Valley. Register at yosemite.org/adventures. $25 (YC) Wednesday 9:00am 10:00am 12:00pm 12:30pm 2:30pm A Stroll Through Time 2 hrs. Join a naturalist for a stroll in the Valley. Register at yosemite.org/adventures. $10 (YC) Cultural Demonstrations 2 hrs. Drop-in anytime during these two hours. See sign at Yosemite Valley Visitor Center Information Tents for specific location near the tents. (NPS) Stagecoach Stories 2 hrs. Register at yosemite.org/adventures. $10 (YC) ASK-A-CLIMBER (Except Sep 1) 4 hrs. View climbers on El Capitan through spotting scopes and discover the world of vertical adventure on Yosemite’s big walls. West side of El Capitan bridge (NPS) Ranger Talk 15 mins. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. Join a ranger to learn more about Yosemite’s story. Topics change daily. (NPS) 10:00am 12:30pm 2:30pm 6:00pm 8:30pm Cultural Demonstrations 2 hrs. Drop-in anytime during these two hours. See sign at Yosemite Valley Visitor Center Information Tents for specific location near the tents. (NPS) ASK-A-CLIMBER (Except Aug 26 and Sep 2) 4 hrs. View climbers on El Capitan through spotting scopes and discover the vertical adventure on Yosemite’s big walls. West side of El Capitan bridge (NPS) Ranger Talk 15 mins. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. Join a ranger to learn more about Yosemite’s story. Topics change daily. (NPS) Yosemite Valley Sunset Walk 2 hrs. Join a naturalist for a stroll in the Valley. Register at yosemite.org/adventures. $10 (YC) Explore Yosemite’s Night Skies 1.5 hrs. Join a naturalist for stargazing in the Valley. Register at yosemite.org/adventures. $25 (YC) 10:00am 12:30pm 2:30pm Cultural Demonstrations 2 hrs. Drop-in anytime during these two hours. See sign at Yosemite Valley Visitor Center Information Tents for specific location near the tents. (NPS) ASK-A-CLIMBER (Except Aug 27) 4 hrs. View climbers on El Capitan through spotting scopes and discover the world of vertical adventure on Yosemite’s big walls. West side of El Capitan bridge (NPS) Ranger Talk 15 mins. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. Join a ranger to learn more about Yosemite’s story. Topics change daily. (NPS) 10:00am 12:30pm 2:00pm 2:30pm Cultural Demonstrations 2 hrs. Drop-in anytime during these two hours. See sign at Yosemite Valley Visitor Center Information Tents for specific location near the tents. (NPS) ASK-A-CLIMBER (Except Aug 28) 4 hrs. View climbers on El Capitan through spotting scopes and disc

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