Yosemite West Property &
Guidelines for Yosemite West Residents & Guests
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Privacy & Ambiance
Yosemite West is a community of privately owned homes and lots, so please respect other's privacy and help retain the peaceful mountain ambiance:
- Do not trespass or play on private property or vacant lots.
- Refrain from knocking on doors or entering private homes, or honking at residents to ask for directions.
- Don't gather firewood from private property or take firewood from the private supplies.
- Turn off outside lights when the last guest arrives to maintain the quality of the night sky.
- Observe quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. - Keep in mind that vehicle alarms disrupt tranquility too!
Bears are active in Yosemite West and have broken into dozens of homes. Read about what you can do right now to decrease your risk from Living With Bears.
- There is no public garbage disposal or recycling systems in Yosemite West, so please dispose of your garbage according to your hosts' instructions or take it with you. All garbage dumpsters in Yosemite West are privately owned and operated.
- The presence of garbage increases bear and coyote activity, which may be potentially dangerous, so don't leave garbage on decks or porches or in vehicles for any length of time.
Safety On The Roads
- Observe the posted 25 m.p.h. maximum speed limit (15 m.p.h. in winter) for the safety of people and wildlife.
- Park vehicles off the roads in spaces provided. Parking on the road is not permissible.
- Carry chains when driving in Yosemite West between October 15th and June 15th.
- Do not sled on roads or residences' driveways during winter.
- Snowmobiling on all roads in Yosemite West is prohibited by law.
Yosemite West is subject to wildfires, so take these precautions.
- Refrain from throwing cigarettes or cigarette ashes from your vehicle.
- Refrain from smoking inside the mailbox shelter and around the information station.
- Avoid using wood-burning fireplaces during fire season.
- Dispose of ashes according to your hosts'instructions, making sure ashes are fully cooled before disposal. Don't put hot ashes outside on snow, which can melt igniting pine needles underneath.
Learn more about Fire Safety in Yosemite West.
Water & Sewer
- Yosemite West has limited water and sewer capacity, so conserve water at all times.
Pet and wildlife don't always coexist peaceably. Your pets can be disturbed or killed by wildlife or they in turn can disturb or kill wildlife. It is not safe for your pets to roam freely or for the wildlife, so please use common sense. Store your pet food indoors.
In The Event of an Emergency
Read the listing of emergency contacts.
Enjoy your time in Yosemite West!
Copyright text © Yosemite West Property & Homeowners, Inc. 2003-2012,
Copyright photographs © John Mock 2004-2012.
All rights reserved. Unauthorized redistribution of this document is prohibited. Updated February 7, 2012.