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Winter is on its way

A few bits of news from Yosemite show us that the seasons are changing--and so are the rules.


No reservations are needed to visit Yosemite--a big change from the summer,


CalTrans has closed Tioga Road: SR 120 [IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA]

IS CLOSED FROM CRANE FLAT TO 3 MI WEST OF THE JCT OF US 395 /TIOGA PASS/ (TUOLUMNE, MONO CO) - DUE TO AN INCOMING STORM - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE


And Hetch-hetchy is now a little easier for backpackers: As of today, 11/1/2022, Hetch Hetchy is now doing self-registration for wilderness permits. Gate hours of 8am-5pm still apply.

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