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Re: Lower Yosemite Falls Access

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avatar Lower Yosemite Falls Access
February 23, 2017 12:21PM
The trail from the Yosemite Valley Lodge to the Lower Falls Footbridge is temporarily open. The Lower Falls Footbridge and the trail on the east side of the bridge toward lower housing remain closed. Please stay within the roped off and fenced in area. Areas marked closed remain closed under the Superintendent's Closure Order.
avatar Re: Lower Yosemite Falls Access
February 23, 2017 02:05PM
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The trail from the Yosemite Valley Lodge to the Lower Falls Footbridge is temporarily open. The Lower Falls Footbridge and the trail on the east side of the bridge toward lower housing remain closed. Please stay within the roped off and fenced in area. Areas marked closed remain closed under the Superintendent's Closure Order.

For the record, the Superintendent's Closure Order:




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Re: Lower Yosemite Falls Access
February 24, 2017 06:21PM
What kind of hazardous conditions caused the paved, main trail to close?
avatar Re: Lower Yosemite Falls Access
February 24, 2017 07:55PM
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What kind of hazardous conditions caused the paved, main trail to close?

Flooding with frazil ice and snow.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/24/2017 08:13PM by plawrence.
avatar Re: Lower Yosemite Falls Access
February 24, 2017 08:13PM
The trail from the east remains closed because the footbridge over Yosemite Creek was heavily damaged by the flood waters and frazil ice.



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Re: Lower Yosemite Falls Access
February 25, 2017 10:13AM
Wow! Great pics. It's barely recognizable!
Re: Lower Yosemite Falls Access
February 24, 2017 11:13PM
Was up there the other day. The frazil ice was really thick, covering the viewing area ~3ft deep. It had previously covered the bridge and the creek was flowing over the bridge before melting out recently.

Notice the top of the bench sticking through the snow.


Looking down onto the bridge.
avatar Re: Lower Yosemite Falls Access
February 26, 2017 07:28AM
Was there on the 15th... you couldn't get that far then...
Was actually kinda hoping that it was all still closed...
On account... WOW!

The cone is growing... if it gets warmer again...

Anyway...





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