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?
In Wawona and downstream, the South Fork Merced River provides habitat for a rare plant, the Sierra sweet bay (Myrica hartwegii). This special status shrub is found in only five Sierra Nevada counties. In Yosemite, it occurs exclusively on sand bars and river banks along the South Fork Merced River downstream from Wawona and on Big Creek.