Yosemite, Ca — Many of the visitor accommodations in Yosemite National Park´s Curry Village were shut down following a pair of rockslides occurring early last month, and the majority will remain that way on a permanent basis.
?It is purely based on a geologic assessment,? says Yosemite Spokesperson Scott Gediman. ?Based on the history and potential of rocks falling, the decision was made to close these units because of the hazard and risk to park visitors.?
233 visitor accommodations (tent cabins, cabins with bath, cabins w/o bath) will be closed permanently. It will also result in the closure of associated visitor support structures (shower houses, restrooms, etc.) Additionally, 43 concessioner employee housing units will be closed down.
Written by BJ Hansen