Yosemite National Park Wednesday, November 24, 2021

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Daily Report – Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Sunny, breezy. Highs 54 to 60 at 5000 feet…41 to 49 at 8000 feet. Northeast winds around 25 mph in the morning. Over higher elevations, northeast winds around 25 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Breezy. Lows 33 to 43 at 5000 feet… 26 to 36 at 8000 feet. Northeast winds around 25 mph in the evening.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Not as cool. Highs 56 to 64 at 5000 feet…49 to 55 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



For Thanksgiving week, no Thursday testing (due to the holiday).

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.

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, November 24: Yosemite Medical Clinic 9AM-4PM – adult only
– 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



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)

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



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)

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 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)

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)

Medical Clinic Closed Thursday
Yosemite Medical Clinic will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 25 and will reopen Friday, November 26 at 9AM for normal operations. Emergency Services are available by calling 911. (R. Madrid)

Thanksgiving Community Dinner Thursday
The Yosemite Thanksgiving Community Dinner is back this year at Curry Village. Yosemite Hospitality will be hosting the dinner in the Pavilion on Thursday, November 25 from 4PM to 8PM. All community members and families are welcome to attend. Please continue to social distance and wear your mask when not eating and drinking at your table. To maintain social distancing, please do not move tables or join them together. If you are feeling sick, please stay home to protect your fellow community members. The meal is complimentary for Yosemite Hospitality team members and $10 for community members.

The Carabiner will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and will reopen to the community on Friday, November 26. You are welcome to join in for a holiday meal at the Curry Village Pavilion from 4PM to 8PM. (L. Cesaro)

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)



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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