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 »
Missing Person: Kenneth Stensby
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.