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    Yosemite

    National Park California

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  • Big Oak Flat Road is closed; no access to Yosemite via Highway 120 from the west

    The Big Oak Flat Road is temporarily closed west of Crane Flat; there is no access to Yosemite via Hwy 120 from the west (except to Hetch Hetchy). Tioga Road is open and accessible if entering the park via Hwys 41 and 140, and Hwy 120 from the east. More »

  • Campground Closures Due to Fire

    Crane Flat, Bridalveil Creek, and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are temporarily closed. All other campgrounds, including Hodgdon Meadow, are open. More »

Missing Person: Kenneth Stensby

Photos of Kenneth Stensby and his backpack
 

Kenneth left a note stating that he was hiking to the top of Vernal Fall on Sunday, May 5. Kenneth has not returned and his pack was found at the railing at the top of Vernal Fall.

If you hiked the Mist Trail or John Muir Trail to Vernal or Nevada Falls on Sunday, May 5, please email your name, phone numbers, itinerary, and approximate time that you were at the top of Vernal Fall to stensbysearch@yahoo.com.

Please check your photos for images of Kenneth or his pack. If you saw Kenneth or his pack, moved his pack, or have a photo of Kenneth or his pack, please call 209/372-0432.

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Did You Know?

American Indians use traditional ignition methods on a prescribed fire project

The indigenous people of Yosemite Valley have used fire as a tool for thousands of years. Fire was used to encourage the growth of plants used for basket making and to promote the growth of the black oak--a sun loving species--and a staple food source for American Indians from this region.