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No Estimated Date For Tioga Pass To Open For The Season

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park officials have issued the following statement on conditions over Tioga Pass (Highway 120) inside the park boundaries: The Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park (Highway 120 through the park) remains closed to all vehicular traffic, including bicycles. Melting snow is causing water to run over the road in multiple locations, creating a safety hazard. Park ...

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Is Tioga Pass Open In Yosemite?

YOSEMITE — There has been a lot of confusion of late over whether or not Tioga Pass is open in Yosemite National Park. A call to Caltrans confirms that the east side of the pass, up to the park entrance, is indeed plowed and open to traffic. However, an announcement by Caltrans on Monday, June 19, may have been misunderstood ...

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Reserve A Parking Space In Yosemite Valley On Busy Weekends

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park announces the second phase of a multi-year pilot program where visitors will be able to reserve a limited number of parking spaces. Reserved parking spots will be at the Yosemite Falls Parking Area, located directly west of Yosemite Valley Lodge and south of Camp 4 in Yosemite Valley, for four weekends, including Saturdays and Sundays, ...

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Excessive Heat Warning Extended Through Friday

MOUNTAIN AREA — As temperatures continued to climb today, the National Weather Service in Hanford extended the Excessive Heat Warning through Friday, June 23 at 11 p.m. The warning is for the San Joaquin Valley and Mariposa, Madera And Fresno County Foothills, including the cities of Oakhurst and Mariposa. Afternoon temperatures in some areas will be between 107 degrees and ...

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Highway 140 Into Yosemite Now Reopened

YOSEMITE — Park officials are reporting that Highway 140 (El Portal Road) into Yosemite National Park is now open, after a rock slide at Dog Rock closed the roadway on Monday, June 12. Work was completed earlier than expected. The scheduled time to reopen had been set at 6 a.m. on Sunday. The first two miles of the road from ...

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Highway 140 Into Yosemite Scheduled To Reopen

YOSEMITE — Conditions permitting, El Portal Road (Highway 140) into Yosemite is scheduled to reopen tomorrow, Sunday, June 18, at 6 a.m. The first two miles of the road from the park boundary will be signed as a no-stopping zone. Hopefully, this will help to ease the miles-long backups at the Highway 41 south entrance that motorists saw today. As ...

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Major Traffic Delays Into Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE — With Highway 140 (El Portal) closed into Yosemite National Park, we are receiving reports that as of noon today, traffic is backed up 4 to 5 miles on Highway 41 at the south entrance. Highway 140 will be closed at least through the weekend due to a rock slide, so anyone planning a trip to the park should ...

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Local Motorcycle Club Hosts Poker Run Through Yosemite

AHWAHNEE — The Sierra Shadow Casters motorcycle club is holding its very popular Sierra Memorial Poker Run through Yosemite on Saturday, June 24. Proceeds from the 8th annual event will go to local charities which benefit children’s causes. The ride begins in Ahwahnee at the Hitchin’ Post, with registration from 8 to 9:30 a.m., and kickstands up at 9:45. Riders ...

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Dangerous Temperatures Predicted, Rising Waters In Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service in Hanford has upgraded the previously issued heat watch to an Excessive Heat Warning starting at noon on Sunday, June 18 to 11 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20. Meanwhile, in Yosemite, heat will cause snow to melt and waters to rise. The Excessive Heat Warning is for the San Joaquin Valley and Mariposa, Madera, ...

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Marcus Mazzaferri Rescue: Happy To Be Alive

YOSEMITE — When Marcus Mazzaferri set off from Campo, California at the southern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) on April 1, his plan was to hike the all the way to the other end at Manning Park in British Columbia, Canada. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail is a long-distance hike closely aligned with the highest portion of the ...

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