California today closed Highway 140 into Yosemite. The Telegraph fire, which has been burning since Friday, is wreaking havoc and closed the road indefinitely. Just what the citizens of west of the park need, another indefinite closing. If you recall, in 2006 they were burdened with the rock slide along the way up from Mariposa which did damage to the local tourist industry.
Meanwhile the fire burns. Houses are at stake and the smoke from the fire is wofting into the park. It's a good thing Kari and I went back in June when we did. With all the smoke, my asthma would have been bad.