Yosemite To Open Areas Closed By Rim Fire



Share | |
(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

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.

 

Related Stories

  • Courtesy of California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

    Wildlife Officials Clean Up Illegal Marijuana Grows

    Friday, October 17, 2014

    This week, crews from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife have hiked miles into Trinity County between Redding and the ocean. They've gone in to dismantle six illegal marijuana grows and clean up tons of waste and chemicals.

  • Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

    Voters Will Decide Fate Of $7.5 Billion Water Bond

    Tuesday, October 07, 2014

    On November 4th, California voters will decide the fate of a $7.5 billion bond intended to improve the state’s water system. Proposition 1 is one of the most closely watched measures on the ballot. But it has divided some environmental groups.

We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter

We Get Support From:

Become a Supporter