When disasters hit, many travelers have to put their plans on hold and scramble for a solution. This is the case for many right now, who were hoping for a Labor Day weekend trip to California’s Yosemite National Park where the Rim Fire continues to burn. And they’re finding answers from their fellow travelers. Threads dedicated to the topic have started popping up in the TripAdvisor forums and helpful, knowledgeable travelers are stepping in to quickly guide those with questions. Rim Fire Update provides helpful phone numbers and links, as well as status on road closures. And Scenic route SF to Yosemite after Rim fire? provides some nearby alternatives for those looking to be in area at a future date.
The Rim Fire threads are just a few examples of travelers in action during natural disasters and major world events. Similar forum guidance assisted travelers with airport closures during last winter’s Superstorm Sandy and the 2010 Icelandic volcano eruption. And this same sentiment extends to major events around the world. Threads are already providing help on travel to Brazil for next year’s World Cup.
Back in Yosemite, the fires will soon be out and travelers can all look forward to appreciating its beauty and majesty once again. In the meantime, we can appreciate the immeasurable help that travelers are providing to those looking for a solution.