The National Park Service has announced that the cables that assist hikers up one side of Half Dome have been put in place. Repairs to the Nevada Falls and Silver Apron bridges have also been completed. Half Dome hikers use the Nevada Falls bridge for easiest Half Dome access. These two bridges were among 11 wilderness footbridges damaged or destroyed by the massive January flood.

The cables which guide hikers to the top of the 8,842 foot dome were originally installed by the Sierra Club in 1919 and replaced by the California Conservation Corps in the 1930’s.

The Park Service has also announced that Glacier Point Road has been cleared of snow and has reopened for the season. The road offers easy access to Glacier Point which provides a fantastic bird’s eye view of Yosemite Valley and two backcountry waterfalls.


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