Yosemite: Hwy 120 Closed East of Groveland

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The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Sep 8, 2013 - 08:04pm PT
Dang, Khanom... Looks like you're getting smoked pretty badly...

Wunderground.com smoke map, 2013-09-08, 8pm Pacific
Wunderground.com smoke map, 2013-09-08, 8pm Pacific
Credit: The user formerly known as stzzo
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 8, 2013 - 08:53pm PT
It's been pretty bad, yup. Never really let up much all day. But it's hard to complain when folks up north have been living with it for weeks.
cultureshock

Trad climber
Mountain View
Sep 9, 2013 - 09:27am PT
Drove through the burn zone from yosemite back to groveland on the 120 on Sunday 9/8.

Seems quite apocalyptic. Lots of damage visible on both sides of the road.

Side roads like Evergreen and Hardin Flat are marked Closed due to wildfire, permit required for access.

Valley was clear of smoke on Saturday. Sunday the winds changed and smoke was everywhere.

Sun was super red all day very similar to this:



Regards to those in the burn zones. Looks like it will be quite some time before things are back to "normal".

We spotted quite a few smoking trees along the 120.

 Luke

HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Sep 9, 2013 - 09:57am PT
Amazing photos from the front lines here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ciimt1/sets/72157635373478380/with/9692991297/
let's hear it for all those 4000 men and women who busted their arses for days at a time.
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Sep 9, 2013 - 10:12am PT
Thanks High T!
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
sawatch choss
Sep 9, 2013 - 10:15am PT
Watch it go:

http://apps.opendatacity.de/fire/

Cool graphic.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Sep 9, 2013 - 11:30am PT
that animation is WEIRD! Watch the durned thing "breathe" in and out.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 9, 2013 - 04:41pm PT
hey there say, cultureshock...

thanks for the share...

still keeping you in mind khanom...


still praying for the firefighters...



tried to hit a few more taco, pasts, as well, but got to go now...
:)
TrackerTodd

Mountain climber
CA
Sep 9, 2013 - 08:34pm PT
Great pics High T, sure does show some tough people.
John M

climber
Sep 9, 2013 - 08:41pm PT
From a Local Wawona Photographer. You can see a larger version here.

http://wawonanews.com


Local Wawona Photographer
Local Wawona Photographer
Credit: Nancy Robbins


Smokey here today in Wawona.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 9, 2013 - 09:17pm PT
hey there say, khanom and all...

wow, matt called me for a bit, on a track phone so they must not have phone service, yet... his voice sounded rough, so i am wondering if it was from the smoke :O

sure hope all these folks will be okay, after all this... wow, hard breathing that smoke, :O

but--what can you do? filter it somehow??
Ikat

Social climber
Carson City
Sep 9, 2013 - 09:19pm PT
That is an astonishing photo
Lambone

Big Wall climber
Ashland, Or
Sep 10, 2013 - 09:09am PT
So 120 is open again? I'm headed down from Oregon this weekend.
John M

climber
Sep 10, 2013 - 09:18am PT
120 is open if you are heading into the park through Groveland going to the valley. It is closed from Craneflat to Yosemite creek as you head towards Tioga Pass. To get to the meadows you have to enter from the East side.

http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/rimfire.htm
Ikat

Social climber
Carson City
Sep 10, 2013 - 09:28am PT
The WEST entrance 120 from Groveland is open and you can access the valley floor.

Tioga Pass Road is closed at Crane Flat and beyond because of active fire spotting, some of which crossed the road. That edge of the fire is not entirely contained.

From Tioga Pass, you can get to Tuolumne Meadows, Tenaya, Olmstead area but no further than Yosemite Creek so east siders can't drive to the valley floor.

Hoping for this weekend.
superclimber

Trad climber
Houston, Tx
Sep 11, 2013 - 10:28am PT
Any word on current smoke conditions at tuolumne?
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Sep 11, 2013 - 12:23pm PT
Light smoke in Tuolumne Meadows as of 12:23pm Wednesday. Smoke was moderate on Tuesday. Rain definitely on the way today, or so it would seem.
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Sep 11, 2013 - 01:37pm PT
From Tioga Pass, you can get to Tuolumne Meadows, Tenaya, Olmstead area but no further than Yosemite Creek so east siders can't drive to the valley floor.


Glad I checked this thread - hope they open 'er up in time for Facelift...coming in from 395. Would hate to have to go around.

Props to the firefighters = badass folks!
Strider

Trad climber
ಠ_ಠ
Sep 12, 2013 - 12:21am PT
Latest RUMOR on Tioga rd opening is SLIGHT chance of this weekend, probable chance of Monday.

We'll see what happens.

-n
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Sep 12, 2013 - 02:34am PT
just started a backfire in santa cruz,

sierras should be fuel free by christmas,
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