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Yosemite Guide

March 30, 2022 - May 10, 2022

brochure Yosemite Guide - March 30, 2022 - May 10, 2022

The April 2022 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 March 30, 2022 - May 10, 2022 @YosemiteNPS UPDATE Wearing a face mask is required while riding in shuttle buses and other enclosed buses. Check local resources, area signage, and the park website for updates, www.nps. gov/yose. Bridalveil Falls blowing out a misty heart-shaped formation. Image by Jeff Berkes Photography Experience Your America Yosemite National Park Yosemite Guide March 30, 2022 - May 10, 2022 Experience Your America Yosemite National Park Yosemite Guide March 30, 2022 - May 10, 2022 Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System Yosemite Valley Shuttle System Yosemite Valley Shuttle System: Free Shuttle Route 1 Free Shuttle Route 2 * Campground Valley Visitor Center Hetch Hetchy Parking Upper Yosemite Fall Tuolumne Meadows Picnic Area Yosemite Village Lower Yosemite Fall Restroom Sleeping in a vehicle in a parking lot or on the side of a road, and camping outside open campgrounds, is prohibited. ai Tr ll Fa Clinic Church Bowl Picnic Area The Ahwahnee se m i te Yosemite Valley Shuttle System. *NOTICE! The Ansel Adams Medical Gallery l Yosemite Valley Area in inset: Walk-In Campground U p p er Village Day-use Parking Yo D Camp 4 Wawona 1 A C Yosemite Falls Parking seasonal Yosemite Valley Lodge 1 2 Chapel Housekeeping Camp Swinging Bridge 2 Sentinel Beach Curry Village Parking il ra cl o ur se M d i le wi n 8836 ft 2693 m Road may close due to snow and ice. Upper Pines 4 Trailhead Parking in Happy Isles Art and Activity Center Fo El Capitan Picnic Area Curry Village Half Dome Campground Reservations 3 Yosemite Village Parking r te North Pines Lower Pines Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center (YCHC) T Mirror Lake B Glacier Point no shuttle service closed in winter 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 Merc y ed R & na wo Wa a Ro d iver Nevada Fall Bridalveil Fall The Yosemite Valley Shuttle operates daily from 7am to 8pm, 7am to 10pm beginning May 1, 2022, and serves stops in numerical/alphabetical order. Shuttles run every 20 to 30 minutes. Illilouette Fall Stop # Location 1 Yosemite Village A 2 Curry Village Parking Day Use and Trailhead Parking, Campground Access, Lodging, Food Service, Ice Rink, Gifts/Grocery Yosemite Village C Day Use Parking, Visitor Center, Ansel Adams Gallery, Post Office, Yosemite Museum, Degnan’s Kitchen, Gifts/Grocery Day Use Parking, Visitor Center, Ansel Adams Gallery, Post Office, Yosemite Museum, Degnan’s Kitchen, Gifts/Grocery B The Ahwahnee Lodging, The Ahwahnee Dining Room, The Ahwahnee Bar, Gift Shop Lower Yosemite Fall Trail Access, Day Use Area D Yosemite Valley Lodge Trail Access, Lodging, Food Service, Gifts/Grocery i Experience Your America Yosemite National Park Yosemite Guide March 30, 2022 - May 10, 2022 Things to Do Winter in Yosemite WELCOME Custom Ask A Ranger programs are a fun, accessible way to get to Drop by the visitor contact station located know Yosemite. Spend some time exploring near the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center to get nature through drawing, painting, sketching park-related information and updates. Follow and journaling or kids art. signs to park in Visitor Parking then follow custom-art-classes Art Classes: Our custom art signs to the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. Looking for ways to connect with Yosemite Open from 9am-5pm. from home? Contact us to schedule a virtual THINGS TO DO adventure: or a Walking and Hiking virtual art class: Yosemite Valley has a wide range of yearround walking and hiking options. Stop by the Art Classes visitor contact station behind Yosemite Valley Professional artists offer beginner-level Visitor Center for trail maps and updated instruction at Happy Isles Art and Nature weather and trail conditions. Center, helping visitors explore Yosemite through art. Most classes are held Bicycling outdoors, painting or drawing Yosemite’s Experience several miles of bicycle paths that views. See page 4 for scheduled programs. wind through Yosemite Valley. Use your own bicycle or rent one from Yosemite Village, Yosemite Valley Lodge or Curry Village, Take the Valley Floor Tram Tour On April 8, the Valley Floor Tour, a 26-mile, two conditions permitting. See page 5 for Bike Rental hour tram tour narrated by a park ranger, will hours, beginning April 8. Bicycles are only begin departing from Yosemite Valley Lodge, allowed on paved roads and paved bike paths. Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center The Sierra Club’s Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center (formerly Le Conte Memorial Lodge) will be open, Wednesday through Sunday, 10am until 4pm from Sunday, May 1 to Friday, September 30, 2022. All evening Fern Spring, Yosemite Valley. NPS Photo Get outside and enjoy your park! Spring 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. programs have been canceled for the entire season due to social distancing requirements. Visitors are welcome to visit the new Adventure Out With Yosemite Naturalist Programs exhibits and meet with Sierra Club Yosemite Mountaineering School (YMS) Learn about the wonders of the park on a Conservation Heritage Center Volunteers. Yosemite Mountaineering School offers naturalist-guided stroll. Programs are offered world-class rock climbing instruction, private daily on a variety of topics See page 4 for details. PROGRAMS AND GUIDED ADVENTURES guided climbs, custom and group hikes, guided backpacking trips, snowshoe hikes and Custom Yosemite Take a Photography Class cross-country skiing throughout Yosemite’s Conservancy Experiences Learn how to best capture the landscape of wilderness. YMS guides, recognized as some Join a Yosemite Conservancy naturalist guide Yosemite by joining a photography expert of the finest rock climbers in the world, have a or art instructor for a customized experience from The Ansel Adams Gallery. Several variety of skiing, climbing and mountaineering that fits your interests and schedule. classes are offered each week. Some have skills and experience. As the only authorized fees, some are free. Learn more and sign up at climbing guides in the Park, they can share Custom Adventures: Experience the park the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Village, their unparalleled knowledge with everyone on personalized day hikes, birding walks, or online at See page from pros to complete novices. Phone: stargazing programs and backpacking trips. 4 for programs schedule. 209/372-8344; Email 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). EMERGENCY INFORMATION Fire – Police – Medical Emergency: Dial 911 Medical Clinic (in Yosemite Valley) Open Monday- Friday from 9am to 5pm. (Closed holidays.) Medical Clinic Phone: (209) 372-4637. ROAD AND WEATHER INFORMATION Within Yosemite National Park: 209/372-0200 Outside Yosemite National Park: 800/427-7623 PARK APP Download the National Park Service app for an interactive map, hiking trails, and park updates. Find more information on page11 of this Guide. ACCESS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES 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. Sign Language interpreting is available upon request. Contact Deaf Services at (209) 379-5250 (v/txt). Two weeks advance notice is requested. weather permitting. For more information or to make reservations, call 209/372-1240 or inquire at any Tour and Activity Desks. See page 5 for tour desk hours. Not Available or Modified Services this Spring Yosemite Valley Visitor Center (VC) is closed; an outdoor visitor contact station is available behind the VC. Many programs are canceled until further notice, see page 4 for programs schedule. Some campgrounds are closed. Camp 4 is now available to first come, first served camping. Yosemite Theater and Yosemite Museum are currently closed until further notice . Yosemite Valley Shuttle System has resumed operations, with a modified shuttle route. Select dining and shopping establishments are open and encourage social distancing. INSIDE THIS ISSUE 01 Things to Do 04 Programs and Exhibits 05 Services 07 Permit Information 08 Protecting Yourself 10 Feature Story Back Yosemite Valley Map Accessible parking spaces available west of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. Where to Go and What to Do in Yosemite National Park 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) Walking Yosemite Valley Valley Visitor Center Upper Yosemite Fall Destinations on the east end of Yosemite Valleyare easily accessed on foot or by bike . The walking time between popular destinations Yosemite Valley Lodge The Ahwahnee 5 30 Housekeeping Camp Chapel 5 Yosemite Falls Parking Interagency Annual Pass $80 Valid for one year at all federal recreation sites. Lower Pines North Pines Mirror Lake Trailhead Yosemite Village Parking Swinging Bridge Interagency Senior Pass $80 (Lifetime) For U.S. citizens or permanent residents 62 and over. Happy Isles Mist Trail Average Walking Times 5 Cathedral Beach 25 Yosemite Valley Walking Map - El Portal & Mariposa Interagency Access Pass (Free) (Lifetime) For permanently disabled - San Francisco U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Upper Pines Curry Village Parking El Capitan Picnic Area Interagency Annual Senior Pass $20 For U.S. citizens or permanent residents 62 and over. Campground Reservations Curry Village Sentinel Beach Interagency Military Pass (Free) (Annual) for active duty US military, US military veterans, and Gold Star Bridalveil families. Fall Walking Routes Stanislaus National Forest Campground Parking Picnic Area Restroom (Free) 0 N Must present paper voucher. 1 km 1 mile Walk-In Campground Reservations - Glacier Point Campground Reservations Wawona (877) 444-6777; Fresno Lake Eleanor O’Shaughnessy Dam Hetch Hetchy Entrance Highway 41 Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau (559) 683-4636; Hodgdon Meadow Tioga Road closed to vehicles Tuolumne Grove Crane Flat Valley Visitor Center Tamarack Flat O ak Yosemite 1 Valley Glacier Point Foresta El Portal r Me d rce Arch Rock Entrance Yosemite West r Rive r Me 2 Tunnel View Highway 120 East Lee Vining Chamber of Commerce and Mono Lake Visitor Center, (760) 647-6629, Glacier Glacier Point Road closed to vehicles Rd Point Inyo National Forest Badger Pass Ski Area Ranger Station Wawona Campground Sierra National Forest Food Service & Lodging Wawona 3 Campground Gas Station Pioneer Yosemite History Center Mariposa Grove Road Mariposa closed to vehicles Grove South Entrance 41 2 Tenaya Lake Porcupine Flat 5 Merced Grove Trailhead 140 Yosemite Creek Tuolumne Meadows Waw a Road on Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau (209) 742-4567; d oa aR g o Ti 4 To Merced Tioga Pass Entrance White Wolf d oa Mariposa County Visitor Center (866) 425-3366 or (209) 966-7081 e Tuolumne Meadows Flat R Highway 140/49 California Welcome Center, Merced (800) 446-5353 or (209) 724-8104 n lum 120 r Rive (Wilderness Permit Required) 120 To Manteca Tuo B ig Highway 132/49 Coulterville Visitor Center (209) 878-3329 Hetch E3 Hetch Hetchy Backpackers' Campground oad Eve en R rgre Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau (800) 446-1333; Big Oak Flat Entrance Ro To 395 & Lee Vining E4 Tio ga Ro ad Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) Highway 120 West Yosemite Chamber of Commerce (800) 449-9120 or (209) 962-0429 Hetc hy ad Regional Info Hetch Hetchy 6 ce d Lodging Reservations (888) 413-8869 Group Sales Office: (888) 339-3481 Ri ve To 10 Camp 4 Yosemite Pass $70, Valid for one year in Yosemite. d oa aR n Interagency 4th Grade Pass wo Wa Medical Clinic 10 Individual Valid for 7 days $20 (In a bus, on foot, bicycle, or horse), To W 20 Motorcycle Valid for 7 days $30/motorcycle To Yosemite Village Lower Yosemite Fall numbers in white circles show the average Vehicle Valid for 7 days $35/Vehicle To Fresno Sierra National Forest 0 5 km 5 miles Yosemite Guide March 30, 2022 - May 10, 2022 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 or car, the scenery will leave you in awe and eager to see what’s around the next corner. Glacier Point Road 2 Glacier Point, an overlook with a commanding view of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Wild flowers in Yosemite Valley. NPS Image / Christine White Loberg 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 wheelchairaccessible 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 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 The view from Glacier Point. NPS Image / Sarah Gulick nearby Pioneer 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 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 Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. NPS Image / Jeffrey Trust 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. 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 Cathedral Peak. NPS Image 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. Buy Your Site Pass on Purchase your Yosemite National Park site pass on before you arrive. Your site pass can easily be downloaded on your phone or tablet, or be printed to be displayed when you arrive. Learn more at https://www. Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. NPS Image 3 Experience Your America Yosemite National Park Yosemite Valley Programs, Art, and Exhibits Yosemite Valley Visitor Center and Bookstore FUTURE EXHIBITION Sierra Overture: Photographs by Charlotte Gibb April 24, 2022 - June 4, 2022 A visitor contact station is available near the A new chapter is a time for reflection and visitor center for information and updates. anticipation. As we roll into spring, The Ansel Hours are from 9am to 5pm. The Yosemite Adams Gallery will welcome a new artist to Conservancy Bookstore will operate as an our walls: Charlotte Gibb. Not far from her outdoor“to-go” store, from 9am to 4:30pm. home near San Francisco, Mrs. Gibb has been exploring the Sierra for years, quietly but YOSEMITE THEATER AND MUSEUM fervently creating an amazing body of work Closed Winter of 2022 that has a familiar but distinct vision. Her very lyrical and dreamlike compositions reflect on INDIAN CULTURAL VILLAGE the landscape as one might their own backyard, Walk through the reconstructed Indian as comforting and familiar, but provide a Village of Ahwahnee and learn about the sense of wonder akin to a storybook seeped structures the Ahwahneechee lived in and in fantasy and adventure. the plants they used for survival. View the interactive displays and see the ceremonial Sierra Overture: Photographs by Charlotte Gibb roundhouse, bark houses, and sweathouse will open at The Ansel Adams Gallery on April members of the local tribes still use. Located 24, and run through June 4, 2022, and we hope behind Yosemite Museum in Yosemite you will visit us to begin this new chapter. Village. Image taken during an In the Field: Creative Smartphone Photography class led by The Ansel Adams Gallery. Yosemite Conservancy UPCOMING ART PROGRAMS photography classes and private guided tours, Join Yosemite Conservancy for a memorable Get creative in Yosemite Valley! Head to Happy reservations required. Call 209/372- 4413 or experience in the park this spring! Advanced Isles Art and Nature Center to join Yosemite visit registration is required for all Outdoor Conservancy for an outdoor workshop with a Located in Yosemite Village. Adventures. Explore our website (yosemite. professional artist, children’s art activities, or the org) and follow us on social media to find nature exhibit. Pre-registration recommended CURRENT EXHIBITION the latest updates from our team, learn more for art classes, drop-ins welcome. Opens April Ephemeral Beauty: about our organization, and browse our full 4, 9am to 4pm daily. See walking map on page 2. New Paintings by James McGrew Art Classes: Monday – Friday, 9am – 1pm: Yosemite’s success story owes much to the UPCOMING OUTDOOR ADVENTURES Apr 4-8 Watercolor with Casey Cheuvront romantics of the nineteenth century, whose Apr 9 & 10 Yosemite Field School: Teach the Apr 11-15 Watercolor with Steve Curl photographs and paintings helped bare the Teachers in Yosemite Valley Apr 18-22 Watercolor with Jo-Neal Graves conservation movement. Birding: Intro Weekend in Apr 25-29 Watercolor with Rachel Fisher May 1 Yosemite Valley May 2-6 Mosaics with Denise Davidson May 7 Day Hike: Nature Journaling in Yosemite Valley Complete the activities that are the best fit for you in the below 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. February 27, 2022 - April 23, 2022 program calendar. Apr 30 - BECOME A JUNIOR RANGER The Ansel Adams Gallery With his own dedicated approach, en plein air and on elaborate studio canvases, painter James McGrew has continued this tradition. The Ansel Adams Gallery is open daily from Running through April 23, 2022, “Ephemeral Or plan a Custom Adventure with one of our 10am to 3pm. Experience a variety of fine arts, Beauty: New Paintings by James McGrew” will naturalists. Learn more and sign up: yosemite. hand-crafts, and a collection of Ansel Adams continue this tradition in Yosemite, with a nod org/adventures. original photographs. We offer half-day to the past and an eye on the future. TIME PROGRAMS - (NPS = National Park Service; YC = Yosemite Conservancy; TAAG = The Ansel Adams Gallery = Accessible; $ = Program offered for a fee) DURATION 7:30am Yosemite Valley Bird Walk Reservations required. Register at $ (YC) 2 hrs Yosemite Valley 9:00am In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams Register in advance at $ (TAAG) 4 hrs Yosemite Valley 9:00am Ansel Adams’ Legacy and Your Digital Camera Register in advance at $ (TAAG) 4 hrs Yosemite Valley 9:00am In the Field: Creative Smartphone Photography Register in advance at www.anseladams. com. $ (TAAG) 3 hrs Yosemite Valley 9:00am Demystifying Digital Exposure Register in advance at $ (TAAG) 2 hrs Yosemite Valley 9:00am Daily Art Class Meet at Happy Isles Art & Nature Center, register at $ (YC) 4 hrs Yosemite Valley Except Mar 30-Apr 1 9:00am Wow, Wawona! A Colorful Cultural History Stroll Reservations required. Register at $ (YC) 2 hrs. Wawona Except Apr 3 10:30am Yosemite Valley Bird Walk Reservations required. Register at $ (YC) 2 hrs Yosemite Valley 12:00pm Wawona Wander: Tales From Days Gone By Reservations required. Register at adventures. $ (YC) 2 hrs Wawona 1:00pm In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams Register in advance at$ (TAAG) 4 hrs Yosemite Valley 1:00pm In the Field: Creative Smartphone Photography Register in advance at www.anseladams. com. $ (TAAG) 3hrs Yosemite Valley 6:00pm Yosemite Valley Sunset Walk Reservations required. Register at $ (YC) 2hrs Yosemite Valley 9:00pm Explore Yosemite Valley’s Night Sky Reservations required. Register at adventures. $ (YC) 1hr Yosemite Valley 4 LOCATION REMARKS Illustration by Stefani Lacy SU M TU W TH F SA Monday X Wednesday X Sunday X Monday X Saturday X Monday X Tuesday X Wednesday X Thursday X Friday X Sunday X Monday X Except Apr 3 Wednesday X Monday X Thursday Saturday X X Friday Saturday Friday Saturday X Wednesday X Thursday X X X X Yosemite Guide March 30, 2022 - May 10, 2022 Services in Yosemite Schedule Grocery Stores YOSEMITE VALLEY LODGE Gift/Grocery 8am to 10pm CURRY VILLAGE Gift/Grocery 10am to 6pm, 8am to 10pm beginning Apr 15 HOUSEKEEPING CAMP Gift/Grocery 8am to 9pm, beginning Apr 8 WAWONA Wawona Store & Pioneer Gift Shop 8am to 6pm, 8am to 8pm beginning Apr 14 EL PORTAL El Portal Market 9am to 7pm Gas and Service Stations The Village Grill in Yosemite Village will open for the season on April 15, 2022. NPS Image Hours listed are core hours and may be extended during peak visitation. Food and Drink YOSEMITE VILLAGE Degnan’s Kitchen 7am to 11am, 11:30am to 6pm Village Grill 11am to 6pm, beginning Apr 15 THE AHWAHNEE Dining Room Breakfast: 7am to 10am Lunch: 11:30am to 2pm, Dinner: 5:30pm to 8:30pm Sunday Brunch: 8am to 2pm, beginning Apr 17 Advance reservations available for hotel guests. Call 209/372-1489 to inquire about same-day reservations. The Ahwahnee Bar Mon-Thur: 2pm to 9pm, Fri-Sun: 12pm to 10pm YOSEMITE VALLEY LODGE Base Camp Eatery Starbucks Coffee: Closed for the season Breakfast: 6:30am to 10:30am Lunch/Dinner: 11am to 9pm RELIGIOUS SERVICES YOSEMITE COMMUNITY CHURCH (The Chapel) Resident Minister: Pastor Brent Moore 209/372-4831 • Sunday Service: 9:15am 11am Memorial Day–Labor Day EASTER WEEK: Maundy Thursday Service (April 14): 7pm Good Friday (April 15): Noon and 7pm Easter Sunday (April 17): Lower Pines Campground 7am The Chapel 9:15am and 11am Mountain Room Bar 5pm to 9:30pm Mountain Room Restaurant Wed-Sun: 5pm to 9pm CURRY VILLAGE Seven Tents Pavilion Breakfast: 7am to 10am Lunch: 11am to 5pm (Grab n’ Go) Dinner: 5pm to 9pm Pizza Deck 11am to 10pm, beginning Apr 15 Bar 1899 2pm to 9pm, 11am to 10pm beginning Apr 15 Meadow Grill 11am to 8pm, beginning May 6 Coffee Corner Wed-Sun: 6:30am to 11am, Mon/Tue: Closed WAWONA AREA Wawona Hotel and Dining Breakfast: 7am to 10am Lunch: 11am to 2pm Dinner: 5pm to 9pm MARRIAGE RENEWAL SUNDAY: May 1 9:15am and 11am MOTHER’S DAY (May 8): 9:15am *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 Info: 209/379-2100 SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS No meetings at this time Oakhurst Hotline: 559/683-1662 EL PORTAL 8am to 5pm beginning Apr 1 Pay 24 hours with credit or debit card WAWONA SERVICE STATION 9am to 6pm, 8am to 6pm beginning May 6, Diesel & propane. Pay 24 hours with credit or debit card. CRANE FLAT 8am to 7pm beginning Apr 15 Pay 24 hours with credit or debit card, 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 Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm Saturday: 9am to noon Books, Gifts and Apparel YOSEMITE VALLEY LODGE Gift/Grocery 8am to 10pm CURRY VILLAGE Gift/Grocery 10am to 6pm, 8am to 10pm beginning Apr 15 Mountain Shop 8am to 8pm WAWONA Wawona Store & Pioneer Gift Shop 8am to 8pm MARIPOSA GROVE WELCOME PLAZA The Depot 9am to 5pm beginning Apr 7 Recreation BIKE RENTALS beginning Apr 8 Curry Village 8am to 7pm Yosemite Village 8am to 7pm Yosemite Valley Lodge 8am to 7pm TOUR/ACTIVITY DESK beginning Apr 8 Curry Village 7:30am to 3:30pm Yosemite Village Store 8am to 7pm Yosemite Valley Lodge 7:30am to 7pm CURRY VILLAGE Yosemite Mountaineering School 8:30am to 12pm, 1pm to 4:30pm, beginning Apr 15 Other Services MEDICAL CLINIC - Yosemite Valley (209) 372-4637 For emergency care CALL 9-1-1 Mon-Fri: 9am to 12pm; 1pm to 5pm, Closed weekends and federal holidays YOSEMITE VILLAGE Garage 8am to 12pm, 1pm to 5pm HOUSEKEEPING CAMP Laundry 8am to 10pm, beginning Apr 8 Shower 7am to 10pm, beginning Apr 8 VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS Please move vehicle from charging station once it has been charged The Ahwahnee (one Tesla/one level 1) Village Store (one level 2) Yosemite Valley Lodge (eight level 2) El Portal Gas Station (two level 2) YOSEMITE VILLAGE Yosemite Conservancy Bookstore at Yosemite Valley Visitor Center 9am to 5pm Happy Isles Art and Nature Center 9am to 4pm beginning Apr 4 The Ansel Adams Gallery 10am to 3pm THE AHWAHNEE Gift Shop 8am to 9pm Sweet Shop 7am to 10pm 5 Experience Your America Yosemite National Park Hiking Mist Trail, NPS Image Choose Your Adventure 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. WALKS/HIKES TO DO IN WAWONA HIKES IN CRANE FLAT Merced Grove Pioneer Yosemite History Center Tuolumne Grove Yosemite’s quietest stand of sequoias is the Go back to a time of horse-drawn wagons, a The trailhead for this grove of about 25 Merced Grove, a group of approximately 20 covered bridge, and log cabins. A visit to the sequoias is near the intersection of the Big big trees accessible only on foot. It’s a three- Pioneer Yosemite History Center explores Yo- Oak Flat Road and Tioga Road at Crane Flat. mile round-trip hike (about three hours) into semite’s history and interpretive signs explain The former route of the Big Oak Flat Road the grove. The trail drops down 1.5 miles how Yosemite was the inspiration for national leads downhill from the parking area into the making this a moderately strenuous hike on parks across America and around the world. grove. The trail drops 500 feet (150 meters) the uphill portion. There is no potable water in one mile. The way down can seem much at the parking area or down in the grove. Be Mariposa Grove easier than the uphill return to the parking sure to bring drinking water with you. The Located near Yosemite’s South Entrance, the lot. The trip is moderately strenuous on the grove is located 3½ miles north of Crane Flat Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequioas is the park’s uphill portion. Within the Tuolumne Grove and 4½ miles south of the Big Oak Flat largest stand of giant sequoias, with about 500 there is an easy, half-mile, self-guided nature Entrance along the Big Oak Flat Road trees in the grove. Expect a two-mile, one-way trail. There is no potable water at the parking (Highway 120 West). The trail is marked by a walk to reach the grove. Interpretive signs area or in the grove. Be sure to bring drinking sign and a post labeled B-10. provide a self-guiding tour once in the grove. water with you. A tunnel tree in Tuolumne Grove. NPS Photo Yosemite Valley Day Hikes TRAIL / DESTINATION 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 Top of Upper Yosemite Fall Same as above 7.2 miles round-trip, 6–8 hours Very Strenuous 2,700-foot gain 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

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