GOOD NEWS: Yosemite National Park Reopens To Visitors

Travel Destination: Western USA


Yosemite National Park has reopened to visitors after closing its doors for a few weeks because of wildfires in the region. The fires didn’t hit Yosemite, but did fill it with smoke, so visitors were not allowed in - well, human visitors anyway. But it seems while the park was closed to people, others were making the most of having the place to themselves.

“The bears were having a field day,” says Scott Gediman, a spokesman for the park. “With so few people there they were roaming everywhere, kind of just walking around. It was cool, an unforeseen benefit.”

So while the park lost between $2.5 and $3-million in admission fees during the nearly three-week closing, Yosemite’s bears were climbing apple trees to feast. Now their room to roam has been limited, but people can visit the spectacular park again.

Source: The New York Times

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