Recent Rockslide

Half Dome – Yosemite Musing

First off, welcome to a new year. What were to doing today at 1:11 PM today. The date is 1-1-11 … gosh. The next time this will occur is Feb 22, 2022 …. The rocks are falling again. Last week a minor rockslide caused all lanes of Highway 140 to be closed. That is the road between Mariposa and the Arch Rock entrance to Yosemite.  There was no damage, but the rains this year are loosening up the soil. The fall happened about a mile from the Yosemite View Lodge. Anotgher 10  miles down the road towards Briceburg lies the April 2006 gigantic Ferguson Ridge. Wear a helmet!


Unrelated thought worth quoting:I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front.” A wise old man




*MrHalfDome – Rick Deutsch –

About Mr Half Dome - Rick Deutsch

Mr Half Dome. Has written the only half dome hiking guide, One Best Hike: Yosemite's Half Dome. Has hiked it 31 times to day. Lives in San Jose, CA Available for presentations. Carpe Diem Experience, LLC
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  1. Kathy says:

    The Road is back open – but still raining and snowing up here so could have more mud and rock slides 🙂 Also carry chains.

    Highway 140 Into Yosemite Re-Opens

    Highway 140 Rockslide
    January 01, 2011 07:17
    B.J. Hansen, MML News Director
    Yosemite, CA — Highway 140 is back open heading into Yosemite National Park.

    Highway 140 had been closed since Thursday because a boulder that is 10-15 ft. high fell into the road. There were no injuries or structural damage reported as a result of the rock fall.

    Anyone heading into Yosemite from Highway 140, 120 or 41 is advised to carry chains because of the changing weather conditions.

    Written by BJ Hansen

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