HD Cable 16日にUPの予定。

The Half Dome cables will be ready for use on June 16, 2010, conditions permitting. The cable route will be closed during installation on June 15. Snow remains on the subdome, below the Half Dome cables. A slip and fall from the subdome’s steep snowfield could cause serious injury or death.
(Learn more about the Half Dome hike. Please note that permits are required to hike to Half Dome on Fridays-Sundays and holidays beginning this year.)
洪水のTuolumne Meadow。Cathedral Lakes TH付近から西方面を撮った写真。左端のドームはFairview。中央平らなのはPothole。

ヨセミテ:6月5日


Tuolumne River (Tuolumne Fallsのすぐ上流)

Tuolumne Falls

Glen Aulinの橋のすぐ下。

こんなサインが数箇所で見かけられました。右はPothole Dome (Lembertから訂正)。メドウ西端、ロードマーカーT29の駐車場は、雪崩の危険のため停車、歩行禁止となっています。

Tuolumne Meadowsはまだ雪の下。積雪は20?30cm程度。

Tenaya Lakeには雪氷が浮いていました。

除雪機械が未だ残るOlmsted Pointのすぐ東側。

Olmsted Pt.から見るClouds RestとHD。
* Tioga Road沿いの雪線は、標高7000~8000ft.程度でした。午後になると、車の通行には全く影響ありませんが、道路は雪解け水であちこちで水浸しになっていました。また、路肩(未舗装)の雪は完全に融けきっておらず、路上駐車がどこでもできると言う感じでありませんでした。
* Tenaya Lakeの北東Pywiack Dome付近の道路にも、上記の赤い看板が出ていました。また、ドーム下のTenaya Creek一帯は洪水状態でした。
* North Dome TH(T19)には全く車が止まっていませんでした。
* Yosemite Creekの水量はかなりのものでした(写真下)。南に面したこの谷では、比較的雪が融けていました。
* White Wolf(T9)のゲートは当然閉鎖中(除雪は入っていたようです)。
* Siesta Lake(T8)は雪の下。
* South Fork Tuolumne Riverとの交差地点(T5)にある滝の水量はかなり多く、車を止め見学している人がたくさんいました。
*ハイカントリーのトレイルがほぼドライになるのには、7月中旬までかかりそうです。

Tioga Road


土曜朝に開通予定です。
The Tioga Road will open on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 8 am. No camping, lodging, or other services will be available along the road.
Note: Sonora Pass (Highway 108) and Ebbetts Pass (Highway 4), north of Yosemite, opened for the season on May 28.

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Glacier Point Road

Glacier Point Road:
The Glacier Point Road will open on Friday, May 28 at noon, conditions permitting. Expect 30-minute delays between Chinquapin and Badger Pass Sunday night through Friday afternoon (except Memorial Day).
Tioga Road:
The Tioga Road will not be open for Memorial Day weekend; there is no estimated opening date.
Plows have reached Tioga Pass and will now be working on widening the road. Plowing continues Monday – Saturday. Average Snow Depth is 4 to 6 feet. Plowing operation will continue today.

HD Trail

The Half Dome cables will not be in place over the May 28-31 permit period. Cool, wet conditions have persisted well into May, resulting in a heavier-than-usual and slowly-melting snowpack. As a result, the subdome, below the Half Dome cables, is covered in snow. A slip and fall from the subdome’s steep snowfield could cause serious injury or death. For the safety of employees setting up the cables and hikers, the cables will not be put up until conditions improve. We will monitor conditions over the next two weeks and issue an expected opening date as soon as possible. If you have a permit for May 21-23 or May 28-31, you will receive a refund.

トレイル状況

HDケーブルは月末まではUPしないようです。
# The Half Dome cables will not be in place over the May 21-23 permit period. Snowpack in the Yosemite high country is currently well above average (134% in the Merced River basin), with the potential for additional cool, wet weather in the next week. As a result, the Half Dome cable route and subdome are covered in deep snow, making trail conditions poor. For the safety of National Park Service employees setting up the cables and for hikers, the cables will not be put up until conditions improve. We will monitor conditions over the next two weeks and issue an expected opening date as soon as possible. If you have a permit for May 21-23, you will receive a refund for the reservation fee.
(Learn more about the Half Dome hike. Please note that permits are required to hike to Half Dome on Fridays-Sundays and holidays beginning this year.)
# The Mist Trail from near Vernal Fall Footbridge to the top of Vernal Fall (and to Nevada Fall) is open. The John Muir Trail between Clark Point and the Panorama Trail (near the top of Nevada Fall) is closed for the season.
# The Four Mile Trail to Glacier Point is closed for the season at Union Point (no access to Glacier Point).
# The southern portion of the Mirror Lake Loop is closed due to a rock fall. (Access to Mirror Lake and Snow Creek Trail is still available, as usual.) Learn more about the rockfall.
# The trail to Wapama Falls is closed to stock (but is open to hikers) beyond the Beehive junction due to a rock fall.

ヨセミテ: 5月8日


Olmsted Point。雪面の高さは2メートル弱くらい。

すでに除雪は雪崩危険地帯を突破、Tenaya Lake近くまで進んでいます。此処でNPSの職員の方に出会い、色々と聞いてみましたが、月末開通は微妙な感じでした。

Clouds RestとHalf Dome。

朝のヨセミテ滝。

かなり水量が増え、2週間前には立てた川岸の岩は水没していました。