OK, so with the campgrounds closed & the Rim Fire closing areas outside the park, there isn't anywhere to camp in or near the Valley this evening. Here is what the Park Service says [dated Thursday]:
"While the winds were calm earlier, the US National Weather Service Hanford California has issued a high wind warning for the Yosemite area from 7 pm tonight through Saturday morning at 4 am, with strongest winds expected between 1 am and 7 am tomorrow morning. While Yosemite is currently open, all park campgrounds are closed as a safety precaution. Based on the number of fallen trees across roads, affected power lines, or other hazardous situations, additional facility and road closures may be necessary."
UPDATE: OK, a few people cancelled due to the lack of campgrounds Friday night and the long drive for just one night out. We are going to go to Henry Coe instead for Saturday night. The plan is to go to Kelly Lake Saturday night via Coyote Creek/Hunting Hollow. I understand if you have a long drive and don't want to come all the way if we are not going to Yosemite. Hopefully people will still be able to make it and I will also plan on setting up another one of these trips sometime soon.