Mariposa Grove Road to Open in Yosemite National Park
The Mariposa Grove Road in Yosemite National Park will open for the season tomorrow, March 26, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. The road provides visitor access to the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees, the largest grove of Giant Sequoia in Yosemite National Park. The road is located near the park’s South Entrance, on Highway 41.
Commercial services within the Mariposa Grove will open later in the season. Additionally, tram tours will begin later in the season.
There is currently a 6,000 lb. weight restriction on the road. Visitors are urged to drive with caution as snow and ice may still be present on the road. The Mariposa Grove Road may intermittently close due to weather conditions.
Did You Know?
Giant sequoias are a fire adapted species. Their bark is fire resistant and fire helps open the sequoia cone and scatter the tiny seeds. Fire also clears forest debris from the mineral soil and provides a nutrient rich seed bed as well as clearing competing species.