The authorities have confirmed that 6 visitors who stayed at the park between early June and mid July came down with hantavirus. 5 were from CA and one from Pennsylvania. The latter died, as did one Californian. 4 of them including both fatalities, stayed in the “Signature cabins” of Curry Village. One stayed in Curry – don’t know where yet– and the last is TBD. Effective August 28, the Park closed all tent cabins in that area indefinitely.
Other news: The El Portal gas station on Highway 140, just south of the the Arch Rock gate is now open 24/7. The station is unattended so credit cards only.
I’m in Yellowstone now. It’s confirmed: Yosemite is better. Ipso factco – sunt hominum. Nobis, nobis.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Hey-hey-hey-hey! Attention, crew! Has old Yogi Bear got news for you. Ranger Smith back in Jellystone Park says that Jellystone is gonna be proclaimed the 2nd neatest park in the west, after Yosemite!” – Yogi Bear
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com