The El Capitan Shuttle is now stopping at Camp 4 so that it can be more useable to the many climbers who stay at this campground. This stop is on the north side of North Side Drive near the old gas station area, not at the Valley Shuttle Camp 4 stop. The new stop does not show up on the maps yet, so it will be up to all of us to get the word out to visitors, especially those staying at Camp 4. Shuttles operate daily from 9 am to 6 pm, leaving every hour and half hour from the Visitor’s Center and will arrive at Camp 4 shortly after the hour and half hour. The last bus leaves the Visitor Center at 6 pm.
Since this service has been well used and the El Capitan climbing area is very popular in September, the El Capitan Shuttle has been extended through the 1st of October. It is hoped that the addition of the Camp 4 stop and the extension of service will benefit visitors as well as reduce the number of vehicles parked at the El Capitan area. Further extension to this service will be considered if ridership remains high through September. (W. Malone – 8/31/06)