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    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 »

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May 15, 2013 Posted by: Yosemite Search and Rescue
In addition to posting detailed search and rescue incidents with lessons learned, we'll also be posting brief incident updates more frequently.  Here's the first brief:


On May 11, 2013, a 68-year-old male became separated from his hiking partner and got lost near the Old Big Oak Flat Road Trail near Tamarack Creek. The hiking partner notified rangers and a search ensued. A YODOG team with a trailing dog found the hiker, uninjured, later that day. This incident serves as a good reminder to stay with your hiking partner, or ensure each member of the hiking party has a map or a plan to reunite in case of separation.


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  1. Rick Deutsch - San Jose, CA
    July 19, 2013 at 07:50

    Great to have you back on line. This is a super resource to share info and dispel rumors.

  2. Jeff - Carmel, CA
    July 16, 2013 at 06:18

    2 months and waiting!

 

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View of Yosemite Valley from the Wawona Tunnel Vista.

Rockfall events have helped shape many of the outstanding features along Yosemite Valley's walls, including Royal Arches, North Dome, and Half Dome. Giant talus slopes that slant away from the Valley walls accumulate debris with each rockfall event.