Fire in the El Portal area ((just outside the Hwy 140 – Arch Rock Gate) and in the Foresta area of the park continues to burn. 2 structures have been lost in Foresta. The fire is currently 3,545 acres.
Evacuations remain in effect for Foresta. The evacuation order for Old El Portal has been removed. Resources: 864 Fire Personnel, 7 helicopters and an aircraft.
Call for updated information on road conditions . . . 209-372-0200.
Get fire updates HERE.
1. The Big Oak Flat Road is now OPEN between Entrance to the junction of Highway 140.
2. The Tioga Road is open to Crane Flat.
3. Crane Flat, Bridalveil and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are closed.
Plan on accessing the Tuolumne area from the west via Hwy 108, through Sonora and over the mountains via Sonora Pass then into the park at the Tioga pass entrance. This will be a LONG route, but you will get in.
I ran into the same problem in 2007 then the out-of-control prescribed burn of 6,000++ acres burned and closed the roads to the north. We were doing a High Sierra Camps trek.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Let me stand next to your fire.” – Jimi Hendrix
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com