Yosemite National Park Monday, March 2, 2020

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Yosemite National Park

Monday, March 2, 2020

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today:  Sunny. Very windy. Not as cold. Highs 46 to 54 at 5000 feet…32 to 40 at 8000 feet. Northeast winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts to around 65 mph. Wind chill readings around 8 below in the morning.
Tonight:  Clear, windy. Lows 31 to 39 at 5000 feet…21 to 29 at 8000 feet. Northeast winds 25 to 35 mph. Gusts up to 60 mph in the evening decreasing to 40 mph after midnight.

Tomorrow:  Sunny. Not as cool. Highs 56 to 65 at 5000 feet… 46 to 52 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 





ICM Exhibits Closed

The Indian Cultural Museum exhibits will be closed from Monday, March 2 through Friday, March 6 for remodel of the demonstration area, including installation of new flooring. Weather permitting, demonstrators will be available on these dates in the Indian Village from 10am to noon, and 2 to 4pm. The exhibits will reopen fully on Saturday, March 7 at 10am (possibly earlier). The Yosemite Renaissance will still be accessible, and the museum store will remain open with unimpacted hours. For more information call Sharon Miyako at 372-0338. (S. Miyako)



Yosemite Conservancy Job Opening: Seasonal Warehouse Assistant
Seeking an organized yet flexible, hard-working yet affable individual capable of working independently in a small team setting. The Seasonal Warehouse Assistant works as part of Yosemite Conservancy’s retail team. This is a seasonal, full-time job from April through the end of October based out of Yosemite Conservancy’s warehouse in El Portal.  Local housing options available. Visit yosemite.org/careers for a full job description and application details. Application deadline is March 16.  (K. Coit)



Positions Available With Yosemite Conservancy Wilderness Team For Summer 2020

Share your local knowledge and love for Yosemite’s back country. Help make wilderness permit reservations, answer questions and issue permits. For more information, visit YC’s website or contact Simon at Smcintosh@yosemite.org

https://yosemite.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Wilderness-Seasonal-Reservation-Assistant.pdf  (S. McIntosh)



Women’s History Month – March 2

On this date in 1903 the Martha Washington Hotel opens in New York City, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women. At the time of its opening, the hotel was fully occupied with permanent and transient guests, with a sizable waiting list. The hotel contained single rooms and apartments (416 in total), along with a library, reception rooms on each floor, a roof promenade and a private dining room as well as a separate restaurant open to the public. The hotel also featured amenities specifically suited for women, such as “a drug store, ladies’ tailor shop and millinery store, a manicurist and chiropodist, a ladies’ shoe polishing parlor, and a newspaper stand.”

“Yosemite National Park Monday, March 2, 2020”

One of the many articles written about the hotel noted that the hotel was typically frequented by “teachers, bookkeepers, stenographers, musicians, artists, writers, nurses, physicians and other professional women.” In addition to hosting women, the hotel also hosted organizations of importance to women; in 1907, the hotel served as the headquarters for the Interurban Women’s Suffrage Council.


From “How the Martha Washington went from women-only lodging to hip hotel” By Lisa M. Santoro  (M. Roubal)





Wawona Road Delays Through Early March

Construction crews began utility work along Wawona Road between the Wawona Campground entrance and Chilnualna Falls Road Monday, February 10. Workers will be installing new sewer and water lines to connect the Wawona campgrounds to the area sewer collection system, improving water quality of the Merced River and enhancing visitor experience for years to come. Workers will be closing sections of the southbound lane for trenching, reducing traffic to one lane. Delays up to 10 minutes are possible through early March.  (A. Hylko)