Dangerous Conditions at Tuolumne River Bridges in Yosemite

May 25th, 2023
By: Nic McDonald

We are a group of 8 that has just bailed out [from the PCT] into Yosemite. We just thought we would let you know the conditions. The bridges at 948.2. and bridge at 949.5 will be impassable by today or tomorrow (5/23-24). We went past and the conditions were touch-and-go and decided to come back yesterday and they were very dangerous. When we returned the water was well above my knees (I’m 6’4″) and rising. The river is so swollen the bridges are now in the middle of the river as the river is overflowing and much wider. The bridge at 948.2 actually has the river up to the wood planks.