Yosemite National Park,,, Friday, November 26, 2021

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Yosemite National Park
Friday, November 26, 2021

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs 58 to 67 at 5000 feet…49 to 57 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows 38 to 48 at 5000 feet…33 to 42 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs 60 to 68 at 5000 feet…51 to 59 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa | Badger Pass

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COVID-19 TESTING & VACCINATIONS

Testing
Free COVID-19 testing is available through LHI in Yosemite Valley from 10 am to 6 pm on Mondays (Yosemite Medical Clinic) and Thursdays (Curry Village Wellness Center). Walk-Ins are welcome or visit https://www.lhi.care/covidtesting
to schedule a test. Yosemite Medical Clinic can perform COVID testing for symptomatic individuals Monday through Friday.

Vaccinations
Free COVID-19 vaccinations (full series and boosters) are available at the Yosemite Medical Clinic on Wednesdays from 9 am to 5 pm. Online registration is required and can be completed in advance on your computer or mobile device or onsite, at https://myturn.ca.gov

Additionally, the following COVID vaccine clinics are scheduled. Please register in advance for the COVID vaccine at https://myturn.ca.gov
– Wednesday, December 1: Yosemite Medical Clinic 9AM-4PM – adult doses and kids 2nd doses
– Wednesday, December 8: El Portal Community Hall 2:30-6PM

Additional Resources
– CDC guidelines for booster shots: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p1021-covid-booster.html
– Booster eligibility: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html
– NPS Employee Information: https://doimspp.sharepoint.com/sites/nps-InsideNPS/SitePages/NPS-Coronavirus-Response-Information.aspx

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NEW & HAPPENING TODAY

Libraries Closed Today
All Mariposa County Libraries will be closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday observance. (M. Dale)

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RECENT NEWS

Bike Rental & Ice Rink
Bike Rentals: Due to the favorable warm fall weather, bike rentals at Yosemite Valley Lodge and Curry Village will be open Thursday, November 25 – Sunday, November 28 from 9:30AM to 4PM.

Curry Village Ice Rink: The ice rink is getting prepared to open for the season, but the weather has not been consistently cool enough to keep the ice frozen. Curry Village anticipates opening the ice rink in early December conditions permitting, and will share an official opening date once established. (L. Cesaro)
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Property Disposal Deadline November 30
The last day for property disposal is November 30. If you have any government property you need to get rid of before inventory time, you will need to schedule an appointment with Colin Smysor and you will need to have the correct property turn-in sheets with Property Liaison’s signatures. Contact Colin Smysor or Leonor C Perez for more information. (L. Perez)
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Campgrounds
Camp 4: The west side of Camp 4 (sites 1-36) closed for the season on November 15. The east side of Camp 4 (sites 37-61) remains open on a first-come, first-served self-registration basis. Visitors should go directly to Camp 4 to check for an available spot, and self-register at the Camp 4 kiosk following the posted instructions. No more than 6 people are allowed per campsite. No pets are allowed in Camp 4.

Upper Pines: The back three loops of Upper Pines (loops 4-6) closed for the season on November 22. The front three loops of Upper Pines (loops 1-3) remain open for the winter on reservation-only. Any available sites are reservable online at recreation.gov, including any same-day cancellations. (S. Montroy)
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Mariposa Touchdown Space
The Mariposa Touchdown space is reopening for employee use, but in accordance with Public Health guidance, occupancy is limited to 6 people at a time. If you’d like to use it, please check the reservation calendar on Sharepoint (http://sharepoint.yose.nps.gov/Admn/SitePages/Touchdown%20Space.aspx). Masks are required to be worn at all times in the touchdown space and throughout the building. (J. Morris)
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The Ansel Adams Gallery Black Friday Changes
The Ansel Adams Gallery will be foregoing its traditional Black Friday Sale this holiday season. However, as this is a small community, The Gallery would like to extend to all locals living and working in the park (Yosemite, El Portal, Wawona, Foresta, Yose West) a 25% discount on all in store items (original fine art and educational classes excluded). To give ample time, this offer will be good until Monday, November 29 and not just on Black Friday proper. The Ansel Adams Gallery asks that you please bring with you a form of ID that lists a local address or park employment. Thanks, and Happy Holidays from TAAG Staff! (I. Carlson)

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CONSTRUCTION & TRAFFIC DELAYS

Merced Grove Restoration Safety Closure
The Merced Grove of giant sequoias is closed for restoration within the grove removing hazardous fuel loads. In 2020 and 2021, thousands of giant sequoias died due to high severity fire burning through fuel loaded forests. To reduce the risk to the Merced Grove of giant sequoias, a team will be removing fuels from in and around the grove. Email garrett_dickman@nps.gov for more information or access. (G. Dickman)

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