Hetchy Closure

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Hetchy Closure

Post by Ozark Flip » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:46 pm

Not too far from the Hetchy compound half the road slid down the hill. This is surprising because the road is actually an old railroad grade that has lasted for many years without issue. Gate closed at Mather. Hetchy, USGS and the park service are the only ones allowed access. I have lagged on reporting this until I had some idea of the duration of the closure. Well, repairs are extensive and it will be a very long time before the road is open to the public again. I wanted to post this for those who enjoy the early season rambles out of the Hetchy area (Old Ranger, Wandering Daisy, etc.). Stay tuned, but sadly if you are considering Hetchy, you will need to choose another TH.

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Re: Hetchy Closure

Post by maverick » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:59 pm

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Re: Hetchy Closure

Post by Ozark Flip » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:54 am

Thanks Mav - never been on the Transportation Board before.

I will try to update this thread with road repair updates.

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Re: Hetchy Closure

Post by FeetFirst » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:49 am

The Yosemite NP website road current conditions page shows Hetch Hetchy road open and I just got off the phone with Ranger Rob and he confirmed that Hetch Hetchy road is open (8am - 7pm). Not that I don't beleive them ;) , but can anyone else verify this?
I'm still rather convinced that you can achieve more than you've ever dreamed of if you just lower your standards.

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Re: Hetchy Closure

Post by sparky » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:03 pm

I think it is open, I did see on the Yosemite website about the closure. Now it says open, so I tend to think it is open for buisness :thumbsup:

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