Trails Reopen after Lightning Caused Fires in Yosemite National Park
All trails previously closed in the areas of Harden Lake and Vernon Lake in Yosemite National Park due to lightning caused fires are now reopened. These include all trails to Pate Valley from White Wolf and the Tiltill Valley Trail Junction to Lake Vernon. All trails through the Harden Lake and Vernon Lake areas have been closed since mid-August due to two lightning caused fires.
Did You Know?
The Merced River above Nevada Fall and South Fork Merced River above Wawona, numerous small meadows and adjacent riparian habitats occur. Owing their existence to the river and its annual flooding, these habitats help support eight special status animal species: harlequin ducks, black swifts, bald eagles, osprey, willow flycatchers, yellow warbler, western red bat, and Sierra Nevada mountain beaver.