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Snowy & Icy Conditions Around Yosemite Valley Floor

Mar 23, 2017 11:33AM ● By Melanie Heisinger

Image courtesy of the Yosemite National Park Facebook page.

Hiking throughout the Yosemite National Park might still be tricky. With scattered snowfall, be careful at lower elevations! 

In a Facebook post by Yosemite National Park they stated, "While conditions for skiing are great in the high country, hiking conditions are variable at the lower elevations, including around Yosemite Valley. If you plan to hike above the valley floor, be prepared for snowy/icy conditions and bring along traction devices for your boots. This picture was taken on the Four Mile Trail which is now open to just before Union Point."

If this is something you're planning to do, make sure you are checking the weather reports before you head out. 


If you're planning on skiing in the high country, check out the winter rangers' latest update: https://www.nps.gov/yose/blogs/update-for-march-15-2017.htm.