Yosemite National Park Begins Pile Burning
Yosemite National Park will start debris pile burning Monday, May 16, 2011. Pile burning locations will initially include Foresta, a small community surrounded by the park. Future pile burning will occur in the Merced Grove, as well as multiple areas along the Wawona Road such as, Bills Hill, Camp Wawona, and the South Entrance.
Did You Know?
At the east end of El Portal, just west of Yosemite National Park’s boundary, changing river gradients, glacial history, and powerful floods have created a boulder bar with boulders much larger than typically found in such deposits. This is no ordinary boulder bar, however, for it contains massive boulders over a meter in diameter and weighing many tons.