Tearing down the venerable Yosemite Lodge is not likely to happen in the National Park Service’s actions to protect the Merced River.
That’s what callers and emailers are saying today after I mentioned the possibility in my column on the Merced River Plan, which is supposed to be completed some time next year.
The removal of the lodge is just part of one preliminary concept from the National Park Service. Nobody is serious about it, some said.
A few readers added that they doubted that the Curry Village Ice Rink would be closed — another concept in the preliminary options that I mentioned.
Apologies to anyone who might have read this as a done deal. I would only point out that these ideas really are among the proposals, and I found it interesting.
I wrote the item only to raise awareness, and I didn’t couch it quite right. Next time, I’ll tweet it.