Many thanks to all the firefighters from around the state who helped control the big recent Ferguson fire. It raged in the canyons between our property and Yosemite Park itself. Only a small edge of the park itself burned, as well as sides of the approach roads and surrounding hills. But very few structures burned and we even never had to evacuate, though it was close at times.
However, bigger problem was actually the smoke.The few brave tourists who found a way in surely did not enjoy photographing the magnificent sites of the valley through a cloud of smoke.
But that is now history. While I am just happy to breathe clear mountain air again, recent guests from London made a point of telling me how impressive the great Yosemite Valley is. Plus the Mariposa Grove of big trees is also open after its 3 year renovation.
AND it is finally starting to cool down from the record months we have had this year – so I look forward to meeting you here at the cottage and out on the trails. We will be open every day for as far as we can see at this stage.
PS I have chains to loan out for your rental car when Winter really arrives – a stunningly beautiful time in the park when it is covered in snow, especially if you get out on foot or cross-country skis or snow shoes.