Category: Yosemite National Park

Yosemite: From Labor Day Weekend to 2013 Year’s End

Yosemite: From Labor Day Weekend to 2013 Year’s End

(Day by day updates to the status of the Rim Fire and conditions in Yosemite National Park follow our original report that begins immediately below. Click here for a current Webcam view of Yosemite Valley.)

The “Rim Fire” which has been burning the forests north and west of, and now into the margins of Yosemite National Park, has consumed over 150,000 acres and is only 20% contained.

Rim Fire
(California National Guard Flickr Photostream)

Thus far, the conflagration hasn’t affected Yosemite Valley itself, or the southern regions of the park. When I read in today’s Los Angeles Times story about the park that the fire might be prompting some to cancel reservations for Labor Day weekend, I decided to find out if it indeed might be possible to snag a room for the last gasp weekend of the traditional summer vacation period.

Here’s what I found out.

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