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Yosemite Guide

February 2, 2022 - March 29, 2022

brochure Yosemite Guide - February 2, 2022 - March 29, 2022

The February 2022 Yosemite Guide with information about trip planning, activities, scheduled events, and hours of operations for different facilities and services at Yosemite National Park (NP) in California. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Yosemite Guide February 2, 2022 - March 29, 2022 @YosemiteNPS Yosemite Guide Wilderness Winter Sunset on the Edge. A 20x30 Oil on linen on board, by James McGrew. Wearing a face mask is required in federal buildings regardless of vaccination status. Check local resources, area signage, and our park website for updates, www.nps. gov/yose. UPDATE Experience Your America Yosemite National Park Yosemite Guide February 2, 2022 - March 29, 2022 Experience Your America Yosemite National Park Yosemite Guide February 2, 2022 - March 29, 2022 Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System Yosemite Valley Shuttle System Yosemite Valley Shuttle System: Free Shuttle Route 1 Free Shuttle Route 2 * Campground Valley Visitor Center Hetch Hetchy Parking Upper Yosemite Fall Tuolumne Meadows Picnic Area Yosemite Village Lower Yosemite Fall Restroom Sleeping in a vehicle in a parking lot or on the side of a road, and camping outside open campgrounds, is prohibited. ai Tr ll Fa Clinic Church Bowl Picnic Area The Ahwahnee se m i te Yosemite Valley Shuttle System. *NOTICE! The Ansel Adams Medical Gallery l Yosemite Valley Area in inset: Walk-In Campground U p p er Village Day-use Parking Yo D Camp 4 Wawona 1 A C Yosemite Falls Parking seasonal Yosemite Valley Lodge 1 2 Chapel Housekeeping Camp Swinging Bridge 2 Sentinel Beach Curry Village Parking il ra cl o ur se M d i le wi n n 8836 ft 2693 m Road may close due to snow and ice. Upper Pines 4 Trailhead Parking i Happy Isles Art and Activity Center Fo El Capitan Picnic Area Curry Village Half Dome Campground Reservations 3 Yosemite Village Parking r te North Pines Lower Pines Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center (YCHC) T Mirror Lake B Glacier Point no shuttle service closed in winter Vernal Fall 72I4 ft 2I99 m Cathedral Beach l Va L le y oo Mist Trail r ai l pT ho rse s on l Merc y ed R & na wo Wa a Ro d iver Nevada Fall Bridalveil Fall The Yosemite Valley Shuttle operates daily from 7am to 8pm, and serves stops in numerical/alphabetical order. Shuttles run every 20 to 30 minutes. Illilouette Fall Stop # 1 Location Yosemite Village A 2 Curry Village Parking Day Use and Trailhead Parking, Campground Access, Lodging, Food Service, Ice Rink, Gifts/Grocery Yosemite Village C Day Use Parking, Visitor Center, Ansel Adams Gallery, Post Office, Yosemite Museum, Degnan’s Kitchen, Gifts/Grocery Day Use Parking, Visitor Center, Ansel Adams Gallery, Post Office, Yosemite Museum, Degnan’s Kitchen, Gifts/Grocery B The Ahwahnee Lodging, The Ahwahnee Dining Room, The Ahwahnee Bar, Gift Shop Lower Yosemite Fall Trail Access, Day Use Area D Yosemite Valley Lodge Trail Access, Lodging, Food Service, Gifts/Grocery i Experience Your America Yosemite National Park Yosemite Guide February 2, 2022 - March 29, 2022 Things to Do Winter in Yosemite WELCOME COVID-19 Information Ask A Ranger Wearing a face mask is required in federal Drop by the visitor contact station located buildings regardless of vaccination status. behind the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center Thank you for helping keep yourself and others to get park-related information and updates. safe. Check local resources, area signage, and Follow signs to park in Visitor Parking then park website for updates, follow signs to the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. Open Feb 2-18: 9am-4pm, Feb. 19March 11: 9am-4:30pm, March 12-29: 9am-5pm. How Will My Visit Be Impacted? WINTER SPORTS affect park operations in 2022. Visitation to The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to the park will be managed in accordance with Badger Pass Ski Area recommendations from public health officials. Enjoy a day on the slopes at Badger Pass Ski Visit the park website, for Area, conditions permitting. Live information more updates and safety information on winter sports is available by calling 209/ 372-8430; recorded information is available at 209/372-1000. See page 5 for service hours. Not Available or Modified Services this Winter Downhill operations closes for the season March 20; Nordic/Tubing closes April 3. Yosemite Valley Visitor Center (VC) is closed; an outdoor visitor contact station is available behind the VC. Badger Pass A-Frame Open daily, 9am to 4pm, when Badger Pass Ski Area is open. Wilderness permits for the Glacier Point area and crosscountry ski trail Winter at Valley View, Yosemite Valley. NPS Photo / Rachel Zott information is available. Ranger led snowshoe walks begin here, conditions permitting. Crane Flat Snow Play Area Custom Adventures: Experience the park A snow play area is open at Crane Flat on personalized day hikes, birding walks, Campground in winter when enough snow stargazing programs and backpacking trips. is present. Please do not sled onto roadways! Walking and Hiking Looking for ways to connect with Yosemite Yosemite Valley has a wide range of year- from home? Contact us to schedule a virtual traffic and weather conditions. round walking and hiking options. Stop by the adventure: Badger Pass Shuttle Schedule Visitor Center for trail maps and updated Adventure Out With Yosemite weather and trail conditions. Mountaineering School (YMS) Badger Pass Shuttle (FREE) The free shuttle service to and from Badger Pass Ski Area operates Friday, Saturday, and Sundays, weather and road conditions permitting. Badger Pass shuttle arrival and departure times are subject to change due to Yosemite Valley to Badger Pass Departures Curry Village - 8:05am Yosemite Village (YTS) - 8:10am Ahwahnee Hotel - 8:15am Yosemite Valley Lodge - 8:30am Badger Pass to Yosemite Valley Departures Badger Pass - 4:30pm Ice Skating Take the shuttle to Curry Village for a one-of-akind ice skating experience with a spectacular view of Half Dome. Open through February 27, conditions permitting. See page 5 for hours. ENTERING A NATIONAL PARK Yosemite is a place where wilderness prevails. Prepare yourself for a wild experience. The National Park Service is bound by its mission to protect Yosemite’s natural and cultural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations. Please, be attentive to the regulations in place to protect park resources (page 9) and those designed for your safety (page 8). EMERGENCY INFORMATION Fire – Police – Medical Emergency: Dial 911 Medical Clinic (in Yosemite Valley) Open Monday- Friday from 9am to 5pm. (Closed holidays.) Medical Clinic Phone: (209) 372-4637. visitor contact station behind Yosemite Valley Many programs are canceled until further notice, see page 4 for programs schedule. Some campgrounds are currently closed. Camp 4 is now available to first come, first served camping. Yosemite Theater and Yosemite Museum are closed until Spring 2022 . Yosemite Valley Shuttle System has resumed operations, with a modified shuttle route. Select dining and shopping establishments are open and encourage social distancing. Yosemite Mountaineering School offers world- PROGRAMS AND GUIDED ADVENTURES class rock climbing instruction, private guided Naturalist Programs backpacking trips, snowshoe hikes and cross- Naturalists give regular programs about countr y skiing throughout Yosemite’s Yosemite’s natural and cultural history. See wilderness. YMS guides, recognized as some page 5 for scheduled programs. of the finest rock climbers in the world, have a climbs, custom and group hikes, guided variety of skiing, climbing and mountaineering Yosemite Conservancy Adventures - skills and experience. As the only authorized Custom Yosemite Experiences climbing guides in the Park, they can share their Join a Yosemite Conservancy naturalist guide unparalleled knowledge with everyone from for a customized experience that fits your pros to complete novices. Phone: 209/372- interests and schedule. 8344; Email ROAD AND WEATHER INFORMATION Within Yosemite National Park: 209/372-0200 Outside Yosemite National Park: 800/427-7623 PARK APP Download the National Park Service app for an interactive map, hiking trails, and park updates. Find more information on page11 of this Guide. ACCESS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES For a complete list of accessible services, exhibits, and recreational opportunities, pick up a Yosemite Accessibility Guide at any park entrance station or visitor center, or view online at yose/planyourvisit/accessibility.htm, or call a park Accessibility Coordinator at (209) 379-1035. Sign Language interpreting is available upon request. Contact Deaf Services at (209) 379-5250 (v/txt). Two weeks advance notice is requested. INSIDE THIS ISSUE 01 Things to Do 04 Programs and Exhibits 05 Services 07 Permit Information 08 Protecting Yourself 10 Feature Story Back Yosemite Valley Map Accessible parking spaces available west of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. Where to Go and What to Do in Yosemite National Park 1 Experience Your America Yosemite National Park Discover Yosemite Let your curiosity guide you to new places Entrance Fees Non-commercial car, truck, RV, or van with 15 or fewer passenger seats (No per-person fee) Vehicle Valid for 7 days $35/Vehicle Walking Yosemite Valley Valley Visitor Center Upper Yosemite Fall Destinations on the east end of Yosemite Valleyare easily accessed on foot or by bike . The walking time between popular destinations Yosemite Valley Lodge 10 The Ahwahnee 5 30 Camp 4 Yosemite Pass $70, Valid for one year in Yosemite. Housekeeping Camp Chapel 5 Yosemite Falls Parking Interagency Annual Pass $80 Valid for one year at all federal recreation sites. Lower Pines North Pines Mirror Lake Trailhead Yosemite Village Parking Swinging Bridge Interagency Senior Pass $80 (Lifetime) For U.S. citizens or permanent residents 62 and over. Sentinel Beach 25 Happy Isles Yosemite Valley Walking Map - El Portal & Mariposa Interagency Access Pass (Free) (Lifetime) For permanently disabled - San Francisco U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Upper Pines Curry Village Parking El Capitan Picnic Area Interagency Annual Senior Pass $20 For U.S. citizens or permanent residents 62 and over. Campground Reservations Curry Village Mist Trail Average Walking Times 5 Stanislaus Cathedral National Beach Forest Walking Routes Campground Interagency Military Pass (Free) (Annual) for active duty US military, US military veterans, and Gold Star Bridalveil families. Fall Parking Picnic Area Restroom d oa aR n Interagency wo Wa 4th Grade Pass (Free) Must present paper voucher. 0 N 1 km 1 mile Walk-In Campground Reservations - Glacier Point Lake Eleanor Fresno Lodging Reservations (888) 413-8869 Group Sales Office: (888) 339-3481 White Wolf ga Tio ad Ro Yosemite Creek Hodgdon Meadow 4 Merced Grove Trailhead Crane Flat Yosemite Valley 1 Foresta 140 r Me d rce Glacier Point Tunnel View El Portal To Merced Valley Visitor Center Tamarack Flat O ak Tuolumne Meadows Tioga Road closed to vehicles in winter. 5 Tuolumne Grove Tioga Pass Entrance Tenaya Lake Porcupine Flat 120 To Manteca Arch Rock Entrance Yosemite West r Rive r Me 2 Glacier Point Rd Badger Pass Ski and Snowboard Area Glacier Point Road closed to vehicles (past Badger Pass) in 2022 due to Construction. Inyo National Forest Waw a Road on Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau (209) 742-4567; Highway 120 East Lee Vining Chamber of Commerce and Mono Lake Visitor Center, (760) 647-6629, Ranger Station Wawona Campground Sierra National Forest Food Service & Lodging Wawona Campground 3 Pioneer Yosemite History Center Gas Station Mariposa Grove Road closed Mariposa to vehicles in winter. Grove South Entrance 41 2 E4 Tuolumne Meadows d oa Mariposa County Visitor Center (866) 425-3366 or (209) 966-7081 n lum iver eR (Wilderness Permit Required) Flat R Highway 140/49 California Welcome Center, Merced (800) 446-5353 or (209) 724-8104 Tuo B ig Highway 132/49 Coulterville Visitor Center (209) 878-3329 Hetch 120 E3 6 ce d Highway 41 Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau (559) 683-4636; Big Oak Flat Entrance Ro Hetch Hetchy Backpackers' Campground oad Eve en R rgre Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau (800) 446-1333; Hetc hy Hetch Hetchy Entrance Regional Info Highway 120 West Yosemite Chamber of Commerce (800) 449-9120 or (209) 962-0429 Hetch Hetchy ad O’Shaughnessy Dam To 395 & Lee Vining Tio ga Ro ad Campground Reservations Wawona (877) 444-6777; Ri ve To Medical Clinic 10 Individual Valid for 7 days $20 (In a bus, on foot, bicycle, or horse), To W 20 Motorcycle Valid for 7 days $30/motorcycle To Yosemite Village Lower Yosemite Fall numbers in white circles show the average To Fresno Sierra National Forest 0 5 km 5 miles Yosemite Guide February 2, 2022 - March 29, 2022 Yosemite Valley 1 Yosemite Valley is world-famous for its impressive waterfalls, cliffs, and unusual rock formations. It is open year round and can be reached via Highway 41 from Fresno, Highway 140 from Merced, Highway 120 West from Manteca, and via the Tioga Road (Highway 120 East) from Lee Vining in summer. The Valley is known for massive cliff faces like El Capitan and Half Dome, its plunging waterfalls including the tallest in North America, and its attractive meadows. While Yosemite Falls will be dry until rain and snow recharge it, a moderate hike will take you to Vernal and Nevada Falls. Yosemite’s meadows are great places to see wildlife and to photograph fall and winter scenery. Admire El Capitan, the massive granite monolith that stands 3,593 feet from base to summit. Whether you explore the Valley by foot, car or with a tour, the scenery will leave you in awe and eager to see what’s around the next corner. Yosemite Valley in Winter. Photo by Christine White Loberg Glacier Point Road 2 Glacier Point, an overlook with a commanding view of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, and Yosemite’s high country, is located 30 miles (1 hour) from Yosemite Valley. The road stays open as weather permits, however, overnight parking along it ends October 15. Glacier Point Road closes beyond the Badger Pass Ski Area after the first significant snow fall. When the road is snow-covered and conditions permit, a system of cross-country ski tracks are maintained on it. From Yosemite Valley, take the Wawona Road (Highway 41), then turn left onto Glacier Point Road. At Glacier Point, a short, paved, and wheelchair accessible trail leads you to a stunning view looking into Yosemite Valley. Wawona and Mariposa Grove 3 The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is located 36 miles (1¼ hours) south of The view from Glacier Point. NPS Photo Yosemite Valley via the Wawona Road (Highway 41), two miles from the park’s south entrance station. While the Mariposa Grove Road closes to cars in the winter, approximately from the end of November until mid-March, the road is open to hikers, snowshoers, and skiers, and all trails in the grove remain open for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The nearby Yosemite History Center in Wawona is a collection of historic buildings associated with the people who came to Yosemite from all over the world to start a new life and make the park what it is today. Crane Flat and Tuolumne Grove 4 Crane Flat is located 16 miles from Yosemite Valley at the junction of the Big Oak Flat and Tioga Roads. A number of hikes through pleasant meadows are available—when snow covers the ground these turn into delightful ski and snowshoe Snow at the base of sequoia trees in Mariposa Grove. NPS Photo tracks. To see giant sequoias, park at the Tuolumne Grove parking area located on the Tioga Road, and walk one steep mile down to the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Or, park at Merced Grove trailhead and walk two steep miles down to this small grove. These groves north of Yosemite Valley are smaller than the more-famous Mariposa Grove, but are quieter and off limits to vehicles. Remember that the walk down is easier than the walk back up. Tuolumne Meadows and Tioga Road 5 The Tioga Road offers a 39-mile scenic drive past forests, meadows, lakes, and granite domes. The road closes after the first big snowfall, and overnight parking ends on October 15. The road’s elevation ranges from 6,200 feet to just under 10,000 feet. Tuolumne Meadows embodies the high-country of the Sierra Nevada. The Wild and Scenic Tuolumne River winds through broad sub-alpine meadows surrounded by granite domes Tenaya Lake. NPS Photo and peaks. It is the jumping off place for countless hikes, whether you venture out for a day or a week. In winter, Tuolumne Meadows is often reached by skiers via the Snow Creek Trail from the Mirror Lake trailhead, a short distance east of Yosemite Valley. Hetch Hetchy 6 Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, a source of drinking water and hydroelectric power for the City of San Francisco, is home to spectacular scenery and the starting point for many wilderness trails. The area’s low elevation makes it a good place to hike in autumn and winter. The Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is located 40 miles (1¼ hour) from Yosemite Valley via the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120W) and the Evergreen Road. The Hetch Hetchy Road is open from 8am to 5pm. Vehicles and/or trailers over 25 feet long, and RVs and other vehicles over 8 feet wide are not permitted on the narrow, winding Hetch Hetchy Road. Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. NPS Photo Winter Weather Driving and Chain Control Information: Winter road conditions through Yosemite can vary widely and may require tire chains. Chain requirements are strictly enforced. For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, please call 209/372-0200. Signs will indicate when chains are required. Here is a summary of chain control signs on Yosemite roads: R1 - All vehicles without mud and snow tires are required to install chains/cables. Vehicles with mud and snow tires do not, but must still carry chains. See chain control regulations on for vehicles towing trailers. R 2 - Chains/cables must be installed on ALL vehicles except 4-wheel/all-wheel drive vehicles with mud and snow tires. Fourwheel drive vehicles must have 4-wheel drive engaged. R3 - ALL vehicles are required to install chains/cables, regardless of having *mud and snow tires or 4-wheel/all-wheel drive capability, NO EXCEPTIONS. *“M+S” will be on the side of your tires if they are mud and snow tires. 3 Experience Your America Yosemite National Park Yosemite Valley Programs, Art, and Exhibits Yosemite Valley Visitor Center and Bookstore uniquely beautiful scenery in the world, we often find ephemeral or transient events as the most memorable or compelling experiences. A visitor contact station is available behind This may be represented by a sunrise/ the visitor center for information and updates. sunset, the firefall-like effect on Horsetail Hours are: Feb 2-18: 9am to 4pm, Feb. 19 - Fall, nocturnal adventures, chance wildlife March 11: 9am to 4:30pm, March 12-29: 9am encounters, solitude among ancient sequoias, to 5pm. The Yosemite Conservancy Bookstore spring waterfalls, thunderstorms, autumn will be operating as an outdoor“to-go” store, color, fresh snow, or the sudden view from a daily from 9am to 4:30pm. wilderness trail. Such magical events inspire lasting impressions and emotions. Yosemite’s YOSEMITE THEATER AND MUSEUM unique beauty seems more evanescent and Closed Winter of 2022 precarious in the face of rapidly changing climate and wildfire behavior, increasingly INDIAN CULTURAL VILLAGE altered, isolated ecosystems and endangered Walk through the reconstructed Indian species. However, when we slow down and Village of Ahwahnee and learn about the spend time exploring in nature, we find structures the Ahwahneechee lived in and wonderful rays of hope and inspiration.’ the plants they used for survival. View the interactive displays and see the ceremonial Opening on February 27 and running through roundhouse, bark houses, and sweathouse April 23, 2022, Ephemeral Beauty: New members of the local tribes still use. Located Paintings by James McGrew will continue this behind Yosemite Museum in Yosemite Village. tradition in Yosemite, with a nod to the past and an eye on the future. UPCOMING PROGRAMS Snowshoe Walk: Explore the Forest in Winter From 10am to 12pm at Badger Pass, through NPS Image Full Moon Snowshoe Hike #2, CURRENT EXHIBITION 7pm to 9pm at Badger Pass Shades of Winter Winter Hike #2, 9am to 4pm in January 9, 2022 - February 26, 2022 Yosemite Valley Please join us at The Ansel Adams Gallery Day Hike: Spring Equinox in starting January 9th through February 26th Yosemite Valley, 9am to 4pm for our new exhibition Shades of Winter, as Day Hike: Yosemite Valley we share some of our favorite photographs Geology, 9am to 5pm from this magical season by Anne Larsen, John Day Hike: Wildflowers on the Sexton, William Neill, Michael Frye, Jeffery Pass closes, this program will not take place. Merced, 9am to5pm in El Portal Conley, Roman Loranc, Bob Kolbrener, Keith Yosemite Conservancy Or plan a Custom Adventure with one of our March 27. Reservations required by 2pm the day before the snowshoe walk, 209/379-1899. No first-come first-served availability for the walk. Limited to 30 people. Reservations must be made by calling. Mask required. Meet at Badger Pass Ranger Station for naturalist led tour of winter landscape. Bring warm clothing. Expect a moderately/strenuous experience. Snowshoes provided. If Badger Join Yosemite Conservancy for a memorable experience in the park this winter! Advanced registration is required for all Conservancy adventures. Explore our website ( and follow us on social media to find the latest updates, learn more about our organization, and browse our program calendar. UPCOMING PROGRAMS Feb 12 & 19 Winter Hike, 9am to 3pm at Mariposa Grove Feb 15 Mar 5 Mar 20 Mar 25 Mar 27 BECOME A JUNIOR RANGER Complete the activities that are the best fit for you in the below self-guided handbook, sold for $3.50 plus tax at stores throughout Yosemite National Park and online. When you are done, share your booklet with a park ranger at any Yosemite visitor center during operating hours to receive your Junior Ranger badge. S. Walklet and Charles Cramer. naturalists. Learn more and sign up: yosemite. FUTURE EXHIBITION org/adventures. Ephemeral Beauty: The Ansel Adams Gallery New Paintings by James McGrew February 27, 2022 - April 23, 2022 The Ansel Adams Gallery is open daily from Yosemite’s success story owes much to the 10am to 3pm. Experience a variety of fine arts, romantics of the nineteenth century, whose hand-crafts, and a collection of Ansel Adams photographs and paintings helped bare the original photographs. We offer half-day conservation movement. photography classes and private guided tours, reservations required. Call 209/372- 4413 or Artist James McGrew continues this tradition. visit James has written: ‘As more visitors flock Located in Yosemite Village. to national parks which embody the most TIME PROGRAMS - (NPS = National Park Service; YC = Yosemite Conservancy; TAAG = The Ansel Adams Gallery = Accessible; $ = Program offered for a fee) 9:00am In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams Register at The Ansel Adams Gallery. $ (TAAG) 4hrs Yosemite Valley 9:00am Ansel Adams’ Legacy and Your Digital Camera Register at The Ansel Adams Gallery. $ (TAAG) 4hrs Yosemite Valley 9:00am In the Field: Creative Smartphone Photography Register at The Ansel Adams Gallery. $ (TAAG) 3hrs Yosemite Valley 9:00am Demystifying Digital Exposure Register at The Ansel Adams Gallery. $ (TAAG) 2hrs Yosemite Valley 10:00am Snowshoe Walk: Explore the Forest in Winter (Conditions permitting) Reservations required by 2 pm the day before and masks required, see above for details. (NPS) 2 hrs Badger Pass 1:00pm In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams Register at The Ansel Adams Gallery. $ (TAAG) 4hrs Yosemite Valley 1:00pm In the Field: Creative Smartphone Photography Register at The Ansel Adams Gallery. $ (TAAG) 3hrs Yosemite Valley 5:00pm Yosemite Valley Sunset Walk Reservations required. Register at adventures. $ (YC) 2hrs Yosemite Valley March 5, 12, 19 and 26 Only 8:00pm Explore Yosemite Valley’s Night Sky Reservations required. Register at Yosemite. org/adventures. $ (YC) 1hr Yosemite Valley March Only 4 DURATION LOCATION REMARKS Illustration by Stefani Lacy SU M TU W TH F SA Wednesday X Sunday X Monday X Saturday X Wednesday Wednesday X Saturday X X Monday X Thursday Saturday X X Saturday X Thursday X Friday X Saturday X Yosemite Guide February 2, 2022 - March 29, 2022 Services in Yosemite Schedule Grocery Stores YOSEMITE VILLAGE Village Store 8am to 8pm, 8am to 9pm beginning Mar 19 YOSEMITE VALLEY LODGE Gift/Grocery 8am to 8pm, 8am to 10pm beginning Mar 1 CURRY VILLAGE Gift/Grocery 10am to 6pm, 8am to 10pm beginning Mar 19 WAWONA Wawona Store & Pioneer Gift Shop 9am to 5pm EL PORTAL El Portal Market 10am to 6pm Half Dome from Cook’s Meadow, Yosemite Valley. NPS Image Hours listed are core hours and maybe extended during peak visitation. Food and Drink YOSEMITE VILLAGE Degnan’s Kitchen 7am to 11am, 11:30am to 6pm THE AHWAHNEE Dining Room Breakfast: 7am to 10am Lunch: 11:30am to 2pm, Dinner: 5:30pm to 8:30pm, (Advance reservations available for hotel guests. Contact 209/372-1489 to inquire about same-day reservations.) The Coffee Bar Closed for the season The Ahwahnee Bar 2pm to 9pm, 12pm to 10pm beginning Mar 14 YOSEMITE VALLEY LODGE Base Camp Eatery Starbucks Coffee: Closed for the season Breakfast: 7:30am to 10am, 6:30am to 10:30am beginning Mar 14 Lunch: 11am to 3pm Dinner: 4pm to 8pm, 11am to 9pm beginning Mar 14 Mountain Room Bar 5pm to 9pm, 5pm to 9:30pm beginning Mar 4 Mountain Room Restaurant 5pm to 9pm, Wed-Sun, beginning Mar 16 CURRY VILLAGE Seven Tents Pavilion - Sat/Sun Only Breakfast: 7am to 10am Lunch: 11am to 5pm Dinner: 5pm to 9pm Daily Breakfast/Dinner beginning Mar 19 Pizza Deck 11am to 10pm beginning Mar 18 Bar 1899 Sat/Sun: 2pm to 9pm, 11am to 10pm daily beginning Mar 18 Coffee Corner Sat/Sun: 6:30am to 11am 6:30am to 8:30pm daily beginning Mar 19 WAWONA AREA Wawona Hotel and Dining Opens for the season Mar 25 Breakfast: 7am to 10am Lunch: 11am to 2pm Dinner: 5pm to 9pm BADGER PASS SKI AREA Closes for the season Apr 3 Skiers Grill (downstairs) 8am to 4pm Snowflake Room (upstairs) Friday: 12pm to 4pm Sat/Sun/Holidays: 10am to 4pm RELIGIOUS SERVICES YOSEMITE COMMUNITY CHURCH (The Chapel) Resident Minister: Pastor Brent Moore 209/372-4831 • Sunday Service: 9:15am *Subject to Covid -19 policies. Please call the chapel for current information before you travel. CHURCH OF CHRIST (Non-denominational) El Portal Chapel / Worship: Sunday 11am Info: 209/379-2100 SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS No meetings at this time Oakhurst Hotline: 559/683-1662 Gas and Service Stations EL PORTAL Pay 24 hours with credit or debit card WAWONA SERVICE STATION Diesel & propane. Pay 24 hours with credit or debit card. CRANE FLAT Pay 24 hours with credit or debit card, Store closed for the season. Post Offices YOSEMITE VILLAGE Main Office Monday - Friday: 8:30am to 5pm Saturday: 10am to noon YOSEMITE VALLEY LODGE Monday - Friday: 12:30pm to 2:45pm EL PORTAL Monday - Friday: 8:30am to 5pm Closed for lunch from 12:30pm to 1:30pm WAWONA Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm Saturday: 9am to noon Books, Gifts and Apparel YOSEMITE VILLAGE Yosemite Conservancy Bookstore at Yosemite Valley Visitor Center 9am to 4:30pm The Ansel Adams Gallery 10am to 3pm Village Store 8am to 8pm, 8am to 9pm beginning Mar 19 THE AHWAHNEE Gift Shop 9am to 8pm, 8am to 9pm beginning Mar 11 Sweet Shop 8am to 9pm, 7am to 10pm beginning Mar 11 YOSEMITE VALLEY LODGE Gift/Grocery 8am to 8pm, 8am to 10pm beginning Mar 1 CURRY VILLAGE Gift/Grocery 10am to 6pm, 8am to 10pm beginning Mar 19 Mountain Shop 8:30am to 6:30pm, 8am to 8pm beginning Mar 14 WAWONA Wawona Store & Pioneer Gift Shop 9am to 5pm Winter Recreation BADGER PASS SKI AREA Sport Shop 9am to 4pm, Closes for the season Apr 3 BADGER PASS SKI AREA Downhill operations closes for the season Mar 20; Nordic/Tubing closes Apr 3. Lift Operation 9am to 4pm Lift Tickets 8:30am to 4pm Ski School Desk 8:30am to 4pm Tubing 10am to 11am, 11:30am to 1:30pm, and 2pm to 4pm Nordic Shop Rentals 8:30am to 4:30pm Alpine Rentals 8:30am to 4:30pm CURRY VILLAGE Ice skating - Closes for the Season Feb 27 Monday-Friday 3:30pm - 6:00pm & 7:00pm - 9:30pm Saturday/Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm, 3:30 - 6:00pm & 7:00pm - 9:30pm Other Services Glacier Point Ski Hut Closed for the season Medical Clinic - Yosemite Valley (209) 372-4637 For emergency care CALL 9-1-1 Monday - Friday: 9am to 5pm, Closed from 12pm to 1pm, daily Closed weekends and federal holidays Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Vehicle must be moved from each space once it is finished charging. The Ahwahnee (one Tesla/one level 1) Village Store (one level 2) Yosemite Valley Lodge (eight level 2) El Portal Gas Station (two level 2) 5 Experience Your America Yosemite National Park Hiking Swinging Bridge, Yosemite Valley, NPS Image Choose Your Adventure What better way to enjoy the beauty of Yosemite than on foot. Ask a ranger at any visitor contact station for updated trail conditions and one of several free day hike handouts. WINTER TRAILS PREPAREDNESS trees in the grove. While the Mariposa Grove half-mile, self-guided nature trail. There is Ski or snowshoe touring in Yosemite can Road closes to cars from the end of November no potable water at the parking area or in the be a magnificent experience with proper until at least March 15, the road to the grove grove. Bring drinking water with you. preparation. See page 8 for tips on how to and all trails in the grove remain open to protect yourself while adventuring in Yosemite. hikers, snowshoers, and skiers. Wilderness Merced Grove permits are required for camping. There is no Yosemite’s quietest stand of sequoias is the water in the grove. Merced Grove, a group of approximately 20 TRAILS IN WAWONA AREA Yosemite History Center big trees accessible only on foot. The first Go back to a time of horse-drawn wagons, a TRAILS IN CRANE FLAT AREA half mile is level and easy, a good warm-up covered bridge, and log cabins. A visit to the Tuolumne Grove for the steep 1 mile (1.6 km) descent into the Yosemite History Center will highlight how The trailhead for this grove of about 25 grove. This trail requires heavy snowfall from Yosemite was the inspiration for national parks sequoias is near the intersection of the Big Oak a cold, lower-elevation storm to be skiable. across America and around the world. The Flat Road and Tioga Road at Crane Flat. This There is no potable water at the parking area Center is always open and informational signs is a popular trail both with snowshoers and or in the grove. Bring drinking water with are found in front of each historic building. hikers and is an arduous return ski. The trail you. The grove is located 3½ miles north of leads downhill from the parking area into the Crane Flat and 4½ miles south of the Big Oak Mariposa Grove grove. The trail drops 500 feet (150 meters) Flat Entrance along the Big Oak Flat Road Located near Yosemite’s South Entrance, the in one mile. The way down can seem much (Highway 120

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