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indigo_nite


May 17, 2005, 9:54 AM
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Hi, I'm pasting the Yosemite press release from this morning. I guess they only close for a very limited time. But if you're planning a trip for the near future, it's probably a good idea to find out the latest water levels.

-Carol

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Subject: Yosemite News Release

Date: Tue, 17 May 2005 08:47:22 -0700


Yosemite News Release

May 17, 2005
For Immediate Release

Yosemite Valley Re-Opens Roads


Roads in Yosemite Valley were re-opened at approximately 6:30 AM on May
17,
2005. Initial assessments indicate that roadways were not damaged
during
yesterday's high water.

Campsites are currently being assessed for damage; those which have not
sustained any damage should open by noon today. It is possible that
some
campsites in the North Pines Campground have sustained damage, and
Yosemite
National Park officials recommend that campers with reservations in
North
Pines call for information before coming to the park.

Additionally, some units in Housekeeping Camp have been damaged; those
which have not will be open by noon today. Visitors with reservations
in
Housekeeping Camp should call Delaware North Company, Inc., at
559/252-4848
for information about their reservation. All other lodging and camping
facilities in Yosemite Valley are open with no restrictions.

High water levels peaked at about 11 feet, 6 inches in Yosemite Valley
at
about 5:00 PM. Water was crossing both Southside Drive and Northside
Drive
in places from multiple sources including Bridalveil Creek, Ribbon
Creek,
and the Merced River.

Flooding is a natural process in Yosemite National Park. High snow
levels
this winter, combined with unsettled spring weather patterns, indicate
that
flooding may occur. Visitors are advised to check the web site
www.nps.gov/yose , or call 209/372-0200 for current weather conditions

-NPS-


live2climb


May 17, 2005, 10:09 AM
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That was some crazy shit


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Cool. Drivin up tomorrow morning to spend a week.


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