Yosemite, responsible travel recommendations, social distancing, outdoor best practices, plan ahead, know before you go. #RecreateResponsibly
#RecreateResponsibly Winter Edition
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Brooke | 01/24/2021 | Emergency Services, Outdoor Activities, Winter Fun |   

As state and local guidelines evolve, we can each take part in making the outdoors a safe place to be. Safety outside isn’t just about bringing a face covering and making room on the trail. It’s also about being inclusive and welcoming to all others outside, no matter how each of us identifies or chooses to experience the outdoors. 

The #RecreateResponsibly movement is about people, places, and best practices. Bring a face covering, avoid crowded or closed areas, and build an inclusive outdoors where everyone is welcome. No matter how you like to get outside, we are united by our love for our parks and trails. The need to #RecreateResponsibly will continue even after the pandemic is behind us. 

We share the responsibility to care for one another and these places to ensure they remain for future generations to enjoy.

In Yosemite National Park it is essential to prepare for a visit by checking current conditions.  In winter and early spring this is especially important regarding road conditions since the weather can significantly impact road status and conditions.  When chain controls are in effect, all vehicles (including those with four-wheel drive and snow tires) are required to carry tire chains. Vehicles without the required equipment may be denied entry at park entrance gates.

You can check current park announcements and road conditions before attempting to enter the park by calling (209) 372-0200 (press 1, then 1), or online here. For conditions of roads outside the park, Caltrans is the best resource.  You can check for specific road conditions on their website here, or give them a call at (800) 427-7623.

For updated travel alerts, restaurant indoor/outdoor dining statuses, and other Madera County travel alerts, visit our Travel Alerts page here

And now please enjoy a little humor, and an important message, from our friends at #RecreateResposibly. 

Be part of the #RecreateResponsibly movement, learn more at,  https://www.recreateresponsibly.org/


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