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Yosemite Guide

September 29, 2021 - November 30, 2021

brochure Yosemite Guide - September 29, 2021 - November 30, 2021

The October 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 September 29, 2021 - November 30, 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. Day-use reservations are required through September 30, 2021: Left: Chiura Obata, untitled original artwork, YOSE 109522, Yosemite National Park. Bottom Right: Chiura Obata, “El Capitan; Yosemite National Park U.S.A.,” YOSE 109528, Yosemite National Park. Upper Right: Chiura Obata, “Before Thunder Storm, Tuolumne Meadow, High Sierra, Calif., U.S.A.,” YOSE 109529, Yosemite National Park. All Obata art reproduced with permission by the Estate of Chiura Obata. Experience Your America Yosemite National Park Yosemite Guide September 29, 2021 - November 30, 2021 Experience Your America Yosemite National Park Yosemite Guide September 29, 2021 - November 30, 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 i te ai Tr ll Fa Yo Mirror Lake seasonal Sentinel Dr. Yosemite Valley Lodge Camp 4 Yosemite Falls Parking Swinging Bridge Housekeeping Camp Yosemite Village Parking il Sentinel Beach 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 Fo El Capitan Picnic Area Chapel Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center (YCHC) Wawona 1 km The Ahwahnee se U p p er Yosemite Valley Map 0 Medical Church Bowl Clinic Picnic Area (Do Not Enter) m Yosemite Valley Area in inset: N The Ansel Adams Gallery l Tuolumne Meadows Glacier Point Happy Isles Art and Nature Center closed in winter Vernal Fall 72I4 ft 2I99 m Cathedral Beach & oo Mist Trail r ai l pT Bridalveil Fall Merc ed R iver Nevada Fall The Yosemite Valley Shuttle System will not operate during the 2021 season. il ve al id Br na wo Wa ad Ro l Va L le y Cree k Winter Weather Driving and Chain Control Information: Illilouette Fall Winter road conditions through Yosemite can vary widely and may require tire chains. Chain requirements are strictly enforced. For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, please call 209/3720200. Signs will indicate when chains are required. Here is a summary of chain control signs on Yosemite roads: R1 - All vehicles without mud and snow tires are required to install chains/cables. Vehicles with mud and snow tires do not, but must still carry chains. See chain control regulations on for vehicles towing trailers. R2 - Chains/cables must be installed on ALL vehicles except 4-wheel/all-wheel drive vehicles with mud and snow tires. Fourwheel drive vehicles must have 4-wheel drive engaged. R3 - ALL vehicles are required to install chains/cables, regardless of having mud and snow tires or 4-wheel/all-wheel drive capability, NO EXCEPTIONS. *“M+S” will be on the side of your tires if they are mud and snow tires. i Experience Your America Yosemite National Park Yosemite Guide September 29, 2021 - November 30, 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 on personalized day hikes, birding walks, stargazing programs and backpacking trips. WELCOME 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 park information and updates. Follow signs to park in Visitor Parking then follow signs Want to connect with Yosemite from home? to the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. Open Schedule a virtual adventure or art class: 9am to 5pm. or Yosemite Mountaineering School (YMS) YMS offers world-class rock climbing and Park App instruction, private guided climbs, custom Download the National Park and group hikes, guided backpacking trips and Service app for an interactive cross-country skiing. YMS guides, recognized map, hiking trails, and park as some of the finest rock climbers in the updates. See page 11. world, have a wide variety of skiing, climbing and mountaineering skills and experience. As the only authorized climbing guides in the Reservations Required to Park, they know these cliffs like no one else Enter Yosemite — and can share their unparalleled knowledge A reservation is required to drive into Yosemite with everyone from pros to novices. Reach through September 30, 2021. You must display your adventure goals with YMS, 209/372-8344 your permit on your dashboard at all times or while inside the park. Permits are valid for three consecutive days for unlimited entries and are not valid for overnight use. For more information, see 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, for more updates and safety information. 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 Read about the first annual Obata Art Weekend, held in Yosemite National Park this past August, on page 10. Chiura Obata, “El Capitan; Yosemite National Park U.S.A.,” YOSE 109528, Yosemite National Park. Reproduced with permission by the Estate of Chiura Obata. 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 Currently open and available Not open or available at this time Unavailable in 2021 Yosemite Valley Visitor Center for trail maps and updated weather and trail conditions. 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 are closed during this time. Yosemite Valley. Use your own bicycle or rent 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 at this time. Stand hours. Or, see page 4 to learn about the Access for People with Disabilities 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 Bridalveil Fall and surrounding area, and to protect natural and cultural resources. When: 2021 Visitor Impact: Trail, comfort station and parking lot will be closed 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. Accessible parking spaces available west of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. 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 Visitor Impact: 30-minute traffic delays along Tioga Road due to construction. Glacier Point Road Rehabilitation Plan Why: Road maintenance and preserving natural and cultural resources along the road. When: 2022 Visitor Impact: Glacier Point Rd closure until Spring 2023 Where to Go and What to Do in Yosemite National Park Bicycling Experience several miles of bicycle paths in one from Yosemite Valley Lodge or Curry Village, conditions permitting. See page 5 for Bike Yosemite Bike Share program. Bicycles are only allowed on paved roads and paved bike paths. 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 7 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 5 North Pines Mirror Lake Trailhead Campground Reservations Upper Pines Curry Village Parking El Capitan Picnic Area 25 Yosemite Valley Walking Map 5 Cathedral Beach Average Walking Times Walking Routes Campground Interagency Military Pass (Free) (Annual) for active duty US military, US military veterans, and Gold Star Bridalveil families. Fall To Lower Pines Curry Village Sentinel Beach - El Portal & Mariposa 4th Grade Pass (Free) Must present paper voucher. Housekeeping Camp Yosemite Village Parking Interagency Annual Senior Pass $20 For U.S. citizens or permanent residents 62 and over. d oa aR n Interagency wo 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 7 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 7 days $30/motorcycle Walking Yosemite Valley Parking Picnic Area Restroom N 0 1 km 1 mile Walk-In Campground Reservations - Glacier Point Campground Reservations Wawona (877) 444-6777; The Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road close after the first significant snowfall. Overnight parking on these roads end October 15. For current road and E3 weather information, please call (209)372-0200. E4 Fresno Lodging Reservations (888) 413-8869 Group Sales Office: (888) 339-3481 6 Regional Info Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) 5 Highway 120 West Yosemite Chamber of Commerce (800) 449-9120 or (209) 962-0429 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau (800) 446-1333; Highway 41 Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau (559) 683-4636; Highway 132/49 Coulterville Visitor Center (209) 878-3329 4 1 2 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, 3 Mariposa Grove Road CLOSES after the first significant snowfall. 2 Happy Isles Mist Trail Yosemite Guide September 29, 2021 - November 30, 2021 Yosemite Valley 1 Yosemite Valley is world-famous for its impressive waterfalls, cliffs, and unusual rock formations. It is open year round and can be reached via Highway 41 from Fresno, Highway 140 from Merced, Highway 120 West from Manteca, and via the Tioga Road (Highway 120 East) from Lee Vining in summer. The Valley is known for massive cliff faces like El Capitan and Half Dome, its plunging waterfalls including the tallest in North America, and its attractive meadows. While Yosemite Falls will be dry until rain and snow recharge it, a moderate hike will take you to Vernal and Nevada Falls. Yosemite’s meadows are great places to see wildlife and to photograph fall and winter scenery. Admire El Capitan, the massive granite monolith that stands 3,593 feet from base to summit. Whether you explore the Valley by foot, car or with a tour, the scenery will leave you in awe and eager to see what’s around the next corner. Glacier Point Road 2 Valley View in fall. NPS Image / Christine Loberg Glacier Point, an overlook with a commanding view of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, and Yosemite’s high country, is located 30 miles (1 hour) from Yosemite Valley. The road stays open as weather permits, however, overnight parking along it ends October 15. Glacier Point Road closes beyond the Badger Pass Ski Area after the first significant snow fall. When the road is snow-covered and conditions permit, a system of cross-country ski tracks are maintained on it. From Yosemite Valley, take the Wawona Road (Highway 41), then turn left onto Glacier Point Road. At Glacier Point, a short, paved, and wheelchair accessible trail leads you to a stunning view looking into Yosemite Valley. Wawona and Mariposa Grove 3 The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is located 36 miles (1¼ hours) south of Yosemite Valley via the Wawona Road (Highway 41), two miles from the park’s south entrance station. While the Mariposa Grove Road closes to cars in the winter, approximately from the Half Dome view from Glacier Point. Image by Armand Williams end of November until mid-March, the road is open to hikers, snowshoers, and skiers, and all trails in the grove remain open for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. 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. Crane Flat and Tuolumne Grove 4 Crane Flat is located 16 miles from Yosemite Valley at the junction of the Big Oak Flat and Tioga Roads. A number of hikes through pleasant meadows are available—when snow covers the ground these turn into delightful ski and snowshoe tracks. To see giant sequoias, park at the Tuolumne Grove parking area located on the Tioga Road, and walk one steep mile down to the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Or, park at Merced Grove trailhead and walk two steep miles down to this small grove. These groves north of Yosemite Valley are smaller than the more-famous Mariposa Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. NPS Image / Jeffrey Trust Grove, but are quieter and off limits to vehicles. Remember that the walk down is easier than the walk back up. Tuolumne Meadows and Tioga Road 5 The Tioga Road offers a 39-mile scenic drive past forests, meadows, lakes, and granite domes. The road closes after the first big snowfall, and overnight parking ends on October 15. The road’s elevation ranges from 6,200 feet to just under 10,000 feet. Tuolumne Meadows embodies the high-country of the Sierra Nevada. The Wild and Scenic Tuolumne River winds through broad sub-alpine meadows surrounded by granite domes and peaks. It is the jumping off place for countless hikes, whether you venture out for a day or a week. In winter, Tuolumne Meadows is often reached by skiers via the Snow Creek Trail from the Mirror Lake trailhead, a short distance east of Yosemite Valley. Tenaya Lake. Image by Kenny Karst 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 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. 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. YOSEMITE THEATER AND MUSEUM Closed Fall and Winter of 2021 Art Classes: Outdoor art classes meet in front Future Exhibition of the Valley Visitor Center, Monday through Reverence: Photographs by Jeff Conley Friday, 10am to 2pm, through October 22, November 14, 2021 - January 15, 2022 and are taught by professional artists. Please Jeff Conley has long been a part of The Ansel register in advance at Adams Gallery family of artists. We are thrilled to have his delicately crafted silver, platinum and Sep 20-Oct 1 Watercolor Painting with Casey to help wrap up our 2021 exhibition schedule. Cheuvront Oct 11-15 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 We hope you stop by to enjoy these amazing Watercolor with John Gates Image courtesy of The Ansel Adams Gallery BECOME A JUNIOR RANGER INDIAN CULTURAL VILLAGE pigment prints on display in Yosemite Valley Complete the activities that are the best fit for you in the above self-guided handbook, 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 Junior Ranger badge. photographs in person. Current Exhibition Starting Smart: An Evolution of Photography August 8, 2021 - October 2, 2021 This exhibit features images made 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 in Yosemite by Charles L. Weed in 1859, and one of the first digital members of the local tribes still actively use. photographs of Yosemite made by Ted Orland Located behind the Yosemite Museum in in 1986. A monitor on hand will also feature a Yosemite Village. rotating slideshow of work by park guests. YOSEMITE RENAISSANCE 37 - by Roman Loranc mission is to encourage the public to protect and Growing up in Poland Roman Loranc found to learn more. his own solace exploring the woods, rivers and meadow marshlands in the mountains around Yosemite Conservancy park experience! Preregistration is required his home, the small village of Rybarzowice. Illustration by Stefani Lacy The Ansel Adams Gallery Outdoor Adventures: Our naturalist guides 10am to 4pm, closes at 3pm beginning Nov 1. The Ansel Adams Gallery is open daily from Experience a variety of fine arts, hand-crafts, and more. Register: and a collection of Ansel Adams original Oct 2-3 Day Hikes: Big Walls and Boulders classes and private guided tours, reservations Oct 14-17 Workshop: Autumn Light Photography Oct 22-24 Day Hikes: Historic Roads Nov 6 Day Hike: Woodpeckers and 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. Visit to learn more about this program, see a map of bike paths and plan your routes. These were “safe havens” which became muses. Today throughout his many travels, Mr. for all Conservancy adventures and art classes. lead day hikes, backpacking trips, art retreats 3. October 3, 2021 - November 13, 2021 preserve parks and wild lands through art! Visit Join Yosemite Conservancy for a memorable 1. Silver Pastoral: Original Photographs artists world-wide and offers cash awards. Our ADVENTURES AND ART CLASSES The free Yosemite Bike Share is open until Friday, October 29, dependent on weather conditions! You can use the bike share for short trips (up to two hours) in Yosemite Valley. 2. Next Exhibition A call to artists! This competition is open to Yosemite Bike Share photographs. We offer half-day photography required. Call 209/372- 4413 or visit Located in Yosemite Village. Loranc trains his large-format camera on these subjects, composing visual poems from light and silver. His images reveal the tranquility he still finds in these settings, and his prints commemorate an ideal pastoral. Roman currently lives and works out of his studio in Northern California producing delicate hand printed gelatin silver photographs that are toned in sepia and selenium. Please join us at The Ansel Adams Gallery for his exhibition Silver Pastoral opening from Fire Ecology October 3 through November 13, 2021. TIME PROGRAMS - (NPS = National Park Service; YC = Yosemite Conservancy; 9:00am Climber Coffee: At Camp 4 Meet with NPS climbing rangers to discuss current events surrounding the climbing community. Meet near Camp 4 registration booth. (NPS) 2 hrs. 9:00am A Stroll Through Time: Dive into Yosemite’s dynamic cultural history. $10 (YC) 2 hrs. Yosemite Valley 9:00am Ansel Adams’s Legacy and Your Digital Camera Register at The Ansel Adams Gallery. $ (TAAG) 4 hrs. Yosemite Valley 9:00am In the Field: Creative Smartphone Photography Register at The Ansel Adams Gallery. $ (TAAG) 3 hrs. Yosemite Valley = Accessible) DURATION EXCEPTION DATES LOCATION Ends Oct 31 Yosemite Valley SU M TU W TH F SA Sunday X Wednesday X Sunday X Monday X Programs printed in ALL CAPS AND COLOR are especially for children and their families. 9:00am In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams Register at The Ansel Adams Gallery. $ (TAAG) 4 hrs. Yosemite Valley 9:00am Demystifying Digital Exposure Register at The Ansel Adams Gallery. $ (TAAG) 2 hrs. Yosemite Valley 12:00pm Stagecoach Stories All aboard for a ride through history. Register at $10 (YC) 2 hrs. Yosemite Valley 12:30pm Ask-A-Climber 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) 4 hrs. 1:00pm In the Field: Creative Smartphone Photography Register at The Ansel Adams Gallery. $ (TAAG) 3 hrs. Yosemite Valley 1:00pm In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams Register at The Ansel Adams Gallery. $ (TAAG) 4 hrs. Yosemite Valley 2:00pm VERTICAL WILDERNESS WALK (12 person limit) Walk with a climbing ranger and learn about life on Yosemite’s big walls. Moderately strenuous 2-mile roundtrip walk. West side of El Capitan bridge. (NPS) 2 hrs. 3:00pm Yosemite Valley Sunset Walk Register at $10 (YC) 2 hrs. Yosemite Valley Tuesday X Thursday 7:00pm Explore Yosemite’s Night Sky Register at $25 (YC) 2 hr. Yosemite Valley Tuesday Thursday 4 Ends Oct 30 Ends Oct 30 Yosemite Valley Wednesday X Saturday X Wednesday X Sunday X Monday X Tuesday X Wednesday X Thursday X Thursday X Friday X Saturday X Saturday X Monday X Yosemite Valley Saturday X X X X Yosemite Guide September 29, 2021 - November 30, 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, closes for the season Oct 24 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: 7:30am to 10am Lunch: 11am to 2pm Dinner: 4pm to 8pm Mountain Room Bar 5pm to 9pm Mountain Room Restaurant Temporarily closed due to COVID-19 CURRY VILLAGE Coffee Corner 6:30am to 11am, closes Nov 28; Reopens Dec 18 Pizza Deck 12pm to 9pm, closes Nov 27; Reopens Dec 17 Bar 1899 2pm to 9pm, closes Nov 27; Reopens Dec 17 Meadow Grill 7am to 10:30am closes Nov 28; Reopens Dec 18 WAWONA AREA Wawona Hotel Dining Room, closes for the season Nov 29 Breakfast: 7am to 10am Lunch: 11am to 2pm Dinner: 5:30pm to 8:30pm Groceries YOSEMITE VILLAGE Village Store 8am to 8pm YOSEMITE VALLEY LODGE Gift/Grocery 8am to 8pm CURRY VILLAGE Gift/Grocery 9am to 7pm, 10am to 6pm beginning Oct 31 EL PORTAL El Portal Market 9am to 6pm WAWONA Wawona Store & Pioneer Gift Shop 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 8pm 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. Recreation CURRY VILLAGE Bike Rental Stand 10am to 5pm, closes for the season Oct 31 Yosemite Mountaineering School 8:30am to 12pm; 1pm to 4:30pm, closes for the season Nov 21 YOSEMITE VALLEY LODGE Bike Rental Stand 10am to 5pm, closes for the season Oct 31 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 – 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, 10am to 6pm beginning Oct 31 Yosemite Mountain Shop 8am to 4:30pm GLACIER POINT Glacier Point Gift Shop 9am to 5pm, closes for the season Oct 17 WAWONA Wawona Store & Pioneer Gift Shop 9am to 5pm Yosemite Conservancy Depot at Mariposa Grove Welcome Plaza 9am to 5pm, closes for the season Oct 17 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 Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias NPS Image 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 HIKING IN TUOLUMNE MEADOWS 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

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