Yosemite Snow Days

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As if the 35-day gov­ern­ment shut­down dur­ing and af­ter the Christ­mas sea­son wasn’t enough, Fe­bru­ary also brought in­tense win­ter storms. At 1,220 me­tres, Yosemite Val­ley is relatively low, mean­ing most years it gets rain, slush, but not much snow. This win­ter, how­ever, a se­ries of in­tense storms rolled in, each bring­ing sev­eral new feet of snow. One re­cent storm knocked down over 150 trees, caus­ing ex­ten­sive dam­age. One climber who lives near Yosemite’s west en­trance says he hasn’t seen this much snow here in ten years. Need­less to say, there was lit­tle climb­ing in Yosemite this win­ter.

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