Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday, April 9th, 2018
Today: Sunny, warmer. Highs 67 to 75 at 5000 feet...59 to 67 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows 40 to 50 at 5000 feet...30 to 40 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations, south winds around 25 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 45 mph after midnight.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Windy. Highs 64 to 72 at 5000 feet... 55 to 61 at 8000 feet. Gusts up to 40 mph in the afternoon. Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to around 55 mph over higher elevations.
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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY
JSTOR Global Plants Database Now Available To All NPS Employees
The Department of the Interior library has just announced that the Global Plants database from JSTOR has been added to the electronic subscriptions available to all DOI employees. It can be accessed through https://plants.jstor.o
Global Plants is a database of plant type specimens, reference works, and primary sources and is an essential resource for research in botany, ecology, and conservation studies. It contains more than two million high-resolution type specimens, and this number continues to grow. Partner-contributed reference works and primary sources, such as collectors' correspondence and diaries, paintings, drawings, and photographs, are also housed in Global Plants.
The Department of the Interior Library maintains subscriptions to a number of electronic journals and databases. These resources are available to all Department of the Interior employees! Any NPS employee or volunteer who is on a NPS network connection, or on the VPN, can access the resources that DOI Library has subscribed to. Check out this page on the DOI Library
website for more information: https://www.doi.g
Room Rental In Midpines
Looking for 1 roommate in a 3 bedroom house in Midpines starting May 1st. The house is beautiful A frame with wraparound porch and beautiful views of the foothills, a mile from 140 off of Ponderosa Way. House includes clothes washer on site (no dryer), sink has disposal. The bedroom for rent is approximately 14' x 14' with big closet (not included in 14' x 14' measurement) and personal 1/2 bathroom. Rent is $350/month, utilities (internet/electric) are split monthly among roommates. No pets. Preferably someone with long term work/stability, but considerations made on case by case basis. Contact Anna Puchkoff at email@example.com for more information. (A. Puchkoff)
Room For Rent On Triangle Road In Mariposa
Private bedroom for rent in a two bed, one bath home on Triangle Road. House is on 4.5 acres, and is a six minute drive from Hwy 140, 15 minutes from Mariposa. Woodstove heat only. Swamp cooler does a great job cooling in summer. Utilities per occupant range from $20 per month in summer to $70 per month in winter. Peaceful, quiet, lovely property. Washer and dryer on site.
Rent is $475 per month with a one year lease, $550 per month to rent on a month-to-month basis. Security deposit is $475. If interested, please contact Kate Gunsolus at 920-723-1847 or firstname.lastname@example.org (K. Gunsolus)
CONSTRUCTION & TRAFFIC DELAYS
Glacier Point Road
Road crews have begun snow removal operations on the Glacier Point Road beyond Badger Pass. The gate at Chinquapin is now closed and locked. There is no public access. Administrative Access will be authorized only between Chinquapin and Badger. Recreational activities such as bicycling will not be allowed on the road during this time. (E. Scott)
Yosemite Valley Parking and Road Work
Final paving on Northside Drive between Bank 3-Way (Sentinel Dr.) and Camp 4 is scheduled for April 16th through April 18th. The park plans to close this road segment and enact temporary 2-way detours on Northside Dr. and Southside Dr. to complete paving within this time frame. Visitors may park at the Yosemite Falls and Yosemite Village parking lots. Contractors will pave the Yosemite Falls and Camp 4 Parking Areas after completing Northside Dr.
Due to weather delays, the Yosemite Falls Parking Area will remain closed through most of April. Next week contractors will also finish building the curbs at the Curry 4-Way intersection (near Half Dome Village). There will be a flagger and short delays at the intersection. (L. Acree)
El Portal Road Delays Update 3/28
Crews have re-mobilized to finish working on the storm damage repairs from last year. Delays will continue up to Memorial Day weekend. Crews will be working on the El Portal Road between the western Park boundary (Yosemite View Lodge) and the Big Oak Flat Intersection. There will be single lane traffic control with flaggers and pilot car operations, so please use caution when traveling thru the construction zone. This work is scheduled to be completed by Memorial Day weekend. The following delays should be anticipated while traveling the El Portal Road between the western park boundary and the Big Oak Flat Intersection:
Monday thru Friday
6am to 8am – Traffic delays up to 15 minutes
8am to 3:30pm -- Traffic delays up to 30 minutes
3:30pm to 5:30pm -- Traffic delays up to 15 minutes (M. Pieper)
Museum/District Building Electrical Rehab Project
This project will rehabilitate the electrical system in the Museum/District Building by installing grounding in the existing electrical circuits. The Contractor mobilized on Monday, December 18th and the project is expected to run for 6 months. The 8 parking stalls to the west of the building between the sidewalk on the south and the south end of the fence to the north will become the Contractor's staging areas. (K. White)