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 Underway for Missing Backpacker in Yosemite National Park
A large-scale search is underway in Yosemite National Park for Ottorrina “Terrina” Bonaventura, 80, from Schererville, Indiana. Bonaventura was last seen on July 30, 2007, near Vogelsang High Sierra Camp in Yosemite National Park. Over 100 people, including foot patrol, air patrol, and dog teams have joined the search effort.
Did You Know?
Descending from Yosemite Valley, the Merced River becomes a continuous cascade in a narrow gorge littered by massive boulders. Dropping 2,000 feet in 14 miles, canyon walls rise steeply from the river and have many seasonal waterfalls cascading down to the river.