Tioga & Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Winter
The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park) and Glacier Point Road are closed due to snow; they usually reopen late May or June. You can check on current road conditions by calling 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1). More »
Celebration of Life Scheduled for Yosemite Association President Steven P. Medley
A celebration honoring the life of Steven P. Medley will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2006 in Yosemite National Park. Steve was the president of the non-profit Yosemite Association from 1985 until his death in a car accident on October 5, 2006.
The memorial will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Grey Barn, located next to the covered bridge and the Pioneer Yosemite History Center in Wawona. National Park Service Deputy Superintendent Kevin Cann, and representatives from the Yosemite Association Board of Trustees, staff, and Yosemite Rotary will speak. Following the scheduled speakers, the microphone will be open for guests to share tributes to Steve.
A reception will follow the ceremony at 3:00 p.m. at the Wawona Hotel.
Dress is casual. Please be mindful of the weather; this event will be held rain, snow, or shine.
To aid planning, those who expect to attend the event are asked to call the Yosemite Association at 209/379-2646 or 209/379-2317, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the number in their party.
Suggestions for lodging and parking information are available at www.yosemite.org
Donations made to the Yosemite Association in Steve's memory will be designated by the board of trustees for uses that honor his legacy of stewardship for Yosemite National Park.
Editor's note: The Yosemite Association initiates and supports interpretive, educational, research, scientific, and environmental programs in Yosemite National Park, in association with the National Park Service. Authorized by Congress, the Association provides services and direct financial support in order to promote park stewardship and enrich the visitor experience. They can be reached at 209/379-2646 or www.yosemite.org
Did You Know?
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.