Map: Yosemite’s Mist Path closure calls for hikers to make detour

A stretch of the Mist Path shall be closed maximum days for greater than two months, requiring hikers to take an extended direction to a few of Yosemite Nationwide Park’s most well liked locations.

The closure for upkeep and upkeep impacts the half-mile of the Mist Path alongside the Merced River from simply above the Vernal Fall footbridge to the Silver Apron space, above the highest of the waterfall.

From Monday, Aug. 29, to Sept. 23, the stretch shall be closed from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Thursday. From Sept. 26 to Nov. 4, it’ll be closed the similar hours Monday thru Friday. As well as, park officers stated, it is going to on occasion be closed in a single day with out advance realize.

The detour, which is a mile longer, follows the John Muir Path to Clark Level — an elevation achieve of one,000 toes from the footbridge — after which takes a connector to rejoin with the Mist Path at Silver Apron. After 6:30 a.m., hikers will want to take this selection direction to head from Glad Isles Trailhead in Yosemite Valley to the highest of Vernal Fall, a distance of two.6 miles.

The ones with additional locations — Nevada Fall, Little Yosemite Valley, Cloud’s Relaxation and Part Dome — too can choose to proceed at the John Muir Path previous Clark Level. It’ll convey them to the Merced River above Nevada Fall.

As a result of the likelihood the Mist Path will stay closed some days after 4 p.m., all hikers and backpackers returning to Glad Isles are inspired to take the John Muir Path from the junction on the Nevada Fall outhouse. That direction will do away with having to climb 300 toes from Silver Apron to Clark Level.

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Hikers at the Mist Path to Vernal Fall in Yosemite, 2011. (AP Photograph/GosiaWozniacka)