One statistic pretty well tells the whole story: 15 feet (4.6 meters) of snow.
Some parts of Yosemite National Park are buried under that much frozen precip. As a result, the entire park is closed.
And the National Park Service (NPS) has yet to announce when it might open back up.
Pictures on a recent tweet from Yosemite’s official Twitter account show the pile-up, with some buildings half-buried.
On its website Thursday afternoon, the park said: “Yosemite has experienced significant snowfall in all areas of the park, resulting in snow depths up to 15 feet in some areas.
“Park crews are working to restore critical services so visitors can safely return. There is no estimated date for reopening.”