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。


ヨセミテ 4月26日

ヨセミテ フォール。

Footbridgeより望むVernal Fall(12時半)。 Merced Riverの水量はかなり増えています。

Vernal Fall(昼すぎ): MISTでかなり濡れます。ハイカーで賑わっていました。

Nevada Fall@noon:やや逆光気味です。ここもかなり水しぶきが上がっていました。


Olmsted Point、Tenaya Lake方面。3週前に比べ、かなり雪が少なくなっています。
今週後半、Tioga Rd.の除雪はかなりの確率でOlmsted Pointの達すると思われます。

Mariposa Grove Road開通

Mariposa Grove Roadが21日から開通しています。

The Mariposa Grove Road is now open to public motor vehicle traffic. There is a 7 ton weight limit on the road until further notice. Shuttle bus service from Wawona to Mariposa Grove is not yet in service. (M. Dowdle – 4/21/09)

4月19日 : Yosemite Falls

今日のYosemite Falls。トレイル上に雪は全くなく、かなりの人がチャレンジしていました。



Eagle Towerから見下ろす滝とトレイル上部(左側のスイッチバック)。


GP Rd. 開通予定日

The Glacier Point Road tentatively may open on Friday, April 24, conditions permitting.
The Mariposa Grove Road tentatively may open on Friday, April 17, conditions permitting.

Housekeeping Campが営業開始


Housekeeping Camp Opens Friday, April 17, 2009. Due to construction activities on Southside Drive, access to Housekeeping Camp is available by following the orange detour signs directing visitors to Curry Village. HousekeepingCamp provides rustic overnight accommodations, a store, and public laundry facilities. For additional information about this and other visitor services in Yosemite Valley, go to (V. McMichael – 4/16/09)

4月24日 Glacier Point Rd. 開通予定?

Glacier Point Road
Crew is continuing to widen the road and clear the parking lot. As of now the main spot of concern regarding road width is from summit meadow to Badger. That area will be widened this morning and the dozers will be able to be hauled starting today. Next week we will be patching and repairing the roadway in various locations.The fuel truck is scheduled to be delivered to the 140 /120 junction tomorrow. Tentative opening date will be April 24, 2009 pending any additional storms or safety concerns.