Photographing The Natural World

Another Fire in Yosemite

(8/16/17) Although fire in Yosemite is a common occurrence this time of year, one always has to be cognizant of the fact that a fire can easily change your summer vacation plans.  Such is the case again, this time with the South Fork fire in the south area of the park near Wawona.  The Wawona Campground is closed, hiking trails are at risk of closure at any time, and, of course, heavy smoke is pouring into areas not affected by flames.  Although at this writing the community of Wawona is not in immediate danger, evacuation plans are in place should be need arise.

Here’s what the fire is doing to Yosemite Valley as of 11:34am on August 16, 2017:
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