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Yosemite To Open Areas Closed By Rim Fire

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
 

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

The National Park Service says all areas that had previously been closed, including the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and hiking trails around the Hetch Hetchy reservoir, are again open to the public.

The reopening comes with cautions. Visitors are urged to be aware of risks, which include hazardous trees and potential rock falls.

Fire restrictions that had been imposed last summer and fall have been lifted. But the continuing drought could cause those restrictions to be restored later in the year.

The Rim Fire started in mid-August. It burned about 77,000 acres within Yosemite, and total of 255,000 acres.

 

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