Tioga & Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Winter
The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park) and Glacier Point Road are closed due to snow; they usually reopen late May or June. You can check on current road conditions by calling 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1). More »
Search & Rescue News: Rescue from Leaning Tower
July 24, 2013
On June 25, search and rescue crews began climbing the Leaning Tower to reach an injured solo climber who called for assistance via cell phone. Reaching the victim in under two hours, they determined he would need to be lowered from the cliff face, since he was unable to climb up or rappel down. Rangers were flown by helicopter to the top of the cliff, and lowered another ranger to the victim. The victim and ranger were then lowered all the way to the ground, where he was then transported to a hospital.
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Did You Know?
When it opened to the public on May 29, 1926, the Yosemite Museum became the first museum building in the national park system, and its educational objectives served as a model for parks nationwide. It still functions much as it was originally intended, and currently exhibits items which mainly reflect the Native occupation of Yosemite Valley and its surroundings. When in the park, you can visit with one of three cultural demonstrators who primarily staff the Museum.