Meadow Fire Safety Closures Update for September 18, 2014

September 18, 2014 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information
Fire crews continue to make progress in the containment of the Meadow Fire, allowing some areas to be re-opened. However, the fire is still active and fire crews are working in the area. In order to maintain the safety of park visitors and allow fire management operations to continue unimpeded, the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park is designating a portion of Yosemite Wilderness as closed.  The area will be closed until further notice is given.

By order of the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park and under authority of Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1.5(a) and Section (a)(1):

The area marked as closed on the accompanying map entitled Meadow Fire Safety Closure dated September 19, 2014.
Features and trails within the closed area include, but are not limited to:
  • The John Muir Trail between the Clouds Rest Junction and Sunrise High Sierra Camp.
  • The Sunrise Trail to Clouds Rest through to the John Muir Trail junction.
  • Clouds Rest
  • The trail along the Merced River between Little Yosemite Valley and Echo Valley.

These trails and areas are open:
  • Little Yosemite Valley (LYV) Campground.
  • The Mist, Panorama and Half Dome Trails and all climbing routes on Half Dome.
  • Sunrise and Merced Lake backpackers’ camps.
  • The Tenaya Lake Trail
  • Sunrise Lakes

Map showing closure east of Half Dome, as described above

Last updated: September 19, 2014

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