Well, the new rules for Yosemite National Park during the Covid 19 pandemic have been leaked to the press:
https://www.sacbee.com/news/california/ … 73106.html
We haven’t camped in Yosemite Valley, in the summer, in nearly five decades but I find the closure of the housekeeping camp saddens me.
This will be the first time, as near as I can tell, there hasn’t been a housekeeping camp (Camp 16) since it’s inception. Even during WW2 there was a housekeeping camp for those who could get coupons for the fuel for the trip—I’ve heard plenty of those stories around the campfire!
My grandfather started our family tradition at Camp 16 in 1926 and it wasn’t until the crowds spoiled things in about 1970 that it ended.I continued the tradition over Columbus Day weekend—the traditional last weekend houskeeping camp was open—for my own children until a hanta virus put the kabosh on things. My kids still talk about it and my son grew up to be a Yosemite big wall climber.
For your amusement: