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Yosemite National Park Without People

Thanks to the coronavirus, Yosemite National Park is closed, campgrounds empty, and the trails are devoid of people.

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Since Friday, March 20, at 3 p.m., Yosemite National Park has been closed. This video is a glimpse into what Yosemite National Park without people looks like.

In an article about the closure, Alison Osius noted that Yosemite has only been completely shut down five times prior: “The few other closures have been for the disastrous flooding of 1997; a fire in 2014 that closed some areas of the Park, while not endangering Yosemite Valley; and, in 2018, for a weekend and then two-plus weeks, respectively, for flooding and the Ferguson Fire. Two government shutdowns also caused closures.”


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