Mariposa Groveトラムツアー運行開始

Mariposa Groveトラムツアーが今シーズンの運行を開始しています。

The Mariposa Grove Big Trees tram tours are available daily starting May 8, 2009. There are no advance
reservations, you may book a tour at the Mariposa Grove. Please call direct at 375-1621 for rates and departure times. (V.McMichael – 5/8/09)

Tioga Road除雪状況 (5/6)

Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Center前に到着。
Tioga Road progress for May 6, 2009
Starting Location: 35.2 miles from Crane Flat Gate
Ending Location38.6 miles from Crane Flat Gate (TM Visitor Center)
Distance plowed today 3.4 miles
Average Snow depth: 4.5 ft..(T. Ludington – 5/7/09)

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Valley Roads update
Here’s some really good news… ! ! (subject to the usual disclaimers and unforeseeable acts of nature….)
Northside Drive will open for two lane, one way traffic westbound from Camp 4 to the Pohono Bridge by 5PM this Thursday, May 7, 2009. Southside Drive will open for two lane, one way traffic eastbound from El Cap Crossover to the Curry Village intersection by 5PM this Friday, May 8, 2009.
“River Straight” (between the Curry and Camp 6 intersections) will revert back to two lane, one way traffic
westbound with the south lane redesignated for “Special Use Only” (emergency vehicles, NPS/DNC utility vehicles and shuttle buses only)
Additional road construction news –
El Cap crossover will close between Southside and Northside Drives on Monday, May 11,2009. The crossover will remain closed to all but emergency vehicles through May 22, 2009. The closure is for grinding, repaving and restriping. The contractors anticipate all painting and signage to be in place by Friday May 22, 2009

ヨセミテ 5月3日

GP付近より見たHalf Dome、Vernal Fall、Nevada Fallなど。

Vernal FallとNevada Fall。温かい雨で雪解けが進み、水量がかなり増加しているように見えます。

3月中旬以来故障中のSentinel Dome Cam,

Yosemite Falls。落ち口付近のヨセミテクリークの雪はほぼ融けています。

Sentinel Dome。あと数週間は、雪上歩行が必要でしょう。