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    Yosemite

    National Park California

Glacier Point Road to Open in Yosemite National Park

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Date: May 3, 2007

The Glacier Point Road will open to visitors on May 4, 2007 at noon. Glacier Point is located about 30 miles from Yosemite Valley off the Wawona Road, the section of State Highway 41 inside the park. Limited services are available at Glacier Point, including portable toilets and hand washing stations.

There is no projected opening date for the Bridalveil Creek campground.

Roadways may be wet due to ice and melting snow and wildlife is very active on the Glacier Point Road. Visitors are advised to drive with caution.

An opening date for the Tioga Road, the section of State Highway 120 which crosses the Sierra Nevada through Yosemite National Park, has yet to be determined.

Did You Know?

Vernal and Nevada Falls

In Yosemite Valley, dropping over 594-foot Nevada Fall and then 317-foot Vernal Fall, the Merced River creates what is known as the “Giant Staircase.” Such exemplary stair-step river morphology is characterized by a large variability in river movement and flow, from quiet pools to the dramatic drops of the waterfalls themselves.