Since Yosemite is a popular photo location, those of you heading up the hill on 41 from Fresno and points South should be aware that a new Native Gaming Casino has opened up near in the Oakhurst/Coarsegold area. The current two lane road to Yosemite(and the Ansel Adams Wilderness) dosen't handle the increased traffic well, and yesterday the traffic was backed up to the outskirts of Fresno, plus there is a lack of parking at the casino and the overflow is lineing the shoulders of the highway and the casino features a lounge, which makes a dangerous situation even more dangerous. If you're planning a shoot(or a vacation) in the Park, I suggest taking an alternate route if possible. Mammoth Pool Road would be a good option for the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Strangely, I just got back from Kings Canyon National Park today on a family outing. There was hardly any traffic going up or coming down except for a little heading to the rodeo in Squaw Valley(I took 180). --- -Drive safe!