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    Yosemite

    National Park California

Mist Trail Temporarily Closed in Yosemite National Park

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Date: July 19, 2011

The Mist Trail in Yosemite National Park has been temporarily closed until at least noon tomorrow, Wednesday, July 20, 2011, or longer. Visitors wishing to hike from Happy Isles will need to ascend the John Muir Trail, bypassing the Mist Trail, which leads to Vernal Fall.  

The park has received unconfirmed reports of one or more visitors going over Vernal Fall early this afternoon. Rangers are currently on scene conducting a search and rescue operation.  

No further information is available at this time. The park will issue a news release when the trail reopens or information becomes available.

 

Did You Know?

Merced River Gorge

Descending from Yosemite Valley, the Merced River becomes a continuous cascade in a narrow gorge littered by massive boulders. Dropping 2,000 feet in 14 miles, canyon walls rise steeply from the river and have many seasonal waterfalls cascading down to the river.