Author Topic: Sierra Cascades Section 4, maps 50-51. Washburn wildfire closure 7/2022  (Read 631 times)

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Offline CMajernik

The Washburn wildfire is burning in and along the south end of Yosemite National Park. SR 41 is closed from just southwest of turn C on map 50 to the south entrance on map 51. This include the Mariposa Grove. All other areas of Yosemite National Park are open.

Southbound, here's a detour: Take El Portal Rd./SR 140 west, then south for 31.8 miles. Turn left/east onto Triangle Rd., then head south for 11.5 miles. At "T", turn left/east onto SR 49 for 15.3 miles to Oakhurst. Turn left/north onto SR 49 for 3.5 mi. to Bass Lake Rd. and rejoin route on map 51. Note that traffic will be higher on these roads since people will still be visiting Yosemite. We don't have personal knowledge of the roads on this detour, so ride carefully and make sure vehicles can see you and your bike. Both SR 140 and SR 49 have none to minimal shoulders in spots.
Showing here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40182407

Here is information about the fire: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8209/
« Last Edit: July 13, 2022, 05:33:42 pm by CMajernik »
Carla Majernik
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Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring people of all ages to travel by bicycle.
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Offline CMajernik

In Yosemite National park, Wawona Rd./SR 41 is now open, with no stopping or parking from Wawona to the park's south entrance. The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and Wawona Campground are closed. The community of Wawona reopens on July 28.

DON'T follow the suggested detour because the Oak wildfire has closed several of the roads used in the detour.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2022, 04:14:42 pm by CMajernik »
Carla Majernik
Routes and Mapping Program Director

Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring people of all ages to travel by bicycle.
800/755-2453, 406/721-1776 x218, 406/721-8754 fax
www.adventurecycling.org

Follow Routes & Mapping on Twitter: @acaroutes