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  • Road Closures Due to El Portal Fire

    The Big Oak Flat Road between Crane Flat and the El Portal Road is temporarily closed. There is no access to Yosemite Valley via the Big Oak Flat Road or Highway 120. Tioga Road is open and accessible via Big Oak Flat and Tioga Pass Entrances. More »

  • Campground Closures Due to Fire

    Crane Flat, Bridalveil Creek, and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are temporarily closed. More »

  • Yosemite National Park is Open

    Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, and Wawona/Mariposa Grove areas are open and accessible via Highways 140 and 41. Tioga Road is not accessible via Highways 140 and 41 due to a fire.

Search & Rescue News: Rescue from Leaning Tower

July 24, 2013 Posted by: Yosemite Search and Rescue

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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Half Dome Permit

Hiking to Half Dome? Permits are now required seven days per week when the cables are up (typically late May through mid October, conditions permitting). More...