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Earliest opening in 20 years for Yosemite's Glacier Point Road
Earliest opening in 20 years for Yosemite's Glacier Point Road

Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park, which provides access to the popular Glacier Point overlook, opened Saturday (yes, today) -- the earliest date in 20 years. Winter snow usually closes the Yosemite National Park road until May, but this year the road and visitor services at the view point for Half Dome and Yosemite Valley were to open at 6 a.m. The National Park Service also said that the Bridalveil Creek Campground would be opening in the next several weeks, a sure sign that spring has come early to Yosemite Valley. The unusually early opening of Glacier Point Road is one more indication of California's serious and onging drought. The Sierra...

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