YOSEMITE – The Half Dome Cables in Yosemite National Park will reopen to the public on Saturday, Sept. 13. The cables have been closed since Sunday night, Sept. 7, due to a wildfire.
The Meadow Fire, located east of Half Dome and near Little Yosemite Valley, is currently at 4,906 acres and is 23% contained.
Yosemite National Park is continuing active suppression efforts and over 550 fire personnel are assigned to the fire, including fire crews from the National Park Service and the U. S. Forest Service. Additionally, there are seven aircraft dedicated to suppressing the fire.
The trail to Half Dome via Little Yosemite Valley is open to day-use only. No overnight camping in any areas impacted by the fire is permitted. All other area closures, including Little Yosemite Valley, Sunrise High Sierra Camp area, Echo Valley, and Clouds Rest, are still in effect.
- Visible smoke in the early morning hours may be present in and around Yosemite Valley and the Half Dome Hike. Visitors who are sensitive to smoke should consider rescheduling their hike to Half Dome or their visit to Yosemite National Park. Visitors are urged to check the park’s website to get updated information on the smoke impacts to the park. Updated information can be found at www.nps.gov/yose or http://www.nps.gov/yose/blogs/fireinfo.htm.