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Switzerland of the West: Historic Winter Fun In Yosemite

MARIPOSA — Local author Sharon Giacomazzi offers tales of a forgotten era in Yosemite’s fascinating history, at a fireside chat presentation, illustrated with beautiful photos. Entitled “Switzerland of the West,” it’s all about historic winter activities in Yosemite, and takes place on Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Mariposa Museum & History Center, at 2 p.m.. Click on image to enlarge. Yosemite was once ...

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Temporary Closure Of Glacier Point Road

YOSEMITE — There will be a temporary closure of the Glacier Point Road Tuesday evening, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. The closure is due to the forecasted incoming storm that is calling for snow at that elevation with low temperatures. The road will be evaluated on Thursday and reopened to the public after it is safe to do so. Tioga ...

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Hiking up the 4 Mile Trail to Glacier Point

Views of snow capped mountains and flowing waterfalls were our reward once we made it to the top but Yosemite Falls with rainbows was also pretty darn special. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 9.85 Miles Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Elevation Range: 3,980′ – 7,221′ Date: November 4, 2016 Maps: El Capitan Topographic Quad Dog Hike? No, dogs not allowed in ...

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Now You Can Share “A Sense Of Yosemite”

YOSEMITE — The Yosemite Conservancy has a beautiful idea for gift-giving this holiday season — a new coffee table book entitled A Sense of Yosemite. “The remarkable photographs in this book, and the peace and beauty they provide, are a reminder of how extraordinarily lucky we are to have our national parks,” says Sharon Donovan, publicist for Yosemite Conservancy. “Visitors ...

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Tioga Road And Glacier Point To Reopen

YOSEMITE — Word out of Yosemite National Park today is that the Tioga Road in will reopen at noon today to all vehicular traffic. The road has been closed due to recent storm activity in the Yosemite region. The Glacier Point Road is open to all vehicular traffic as well. Visitors are reminded that there are no commercial services available ...

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LANDMARK: Yosemite Through the Lens of Contemporary Landscape Photography

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council presents LANDMARK: Yosemite Through the Lens of Contemporary Landscape Photography, a multi-sited exhibition of contemporary landscape photography created in Yosemite. This exhibition celebrates the centennial of the National Park service and looks ahead to the next hundred years. Curated by Cara Goger, LANDMARK features the work of: Binh Danh, Mark Klett and Byron ...

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One-Way Traffic Control Continues On Highway 41

MOUNTAIN AREA — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) confirms that one-way traffic control will continue this week on State Route 41 in Mariposa County as part of a tree removal project taking place in Madera and Mariposa counties. The following one-way traffic control will take place (weather permitting): Beginning Monday, Nov. 7 and ending on Friday, Nov. 11, one-way traffic control will ...

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Free Entrance To Yosemite For Veterans Day

YOSEMITE — The fine folks at Yosemite National Park announced today that they will offer free admission to the public in honor of Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11.  This fee-free day is offered to all park visitors in honor of current members, retired members, and reserve members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. The National Park ...

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El Portal Road (Hwy 140) In Yosemite Reopens

YOSEMITE — The El Portal Road (Hwy 140) within Yosemite National Park reopened to all vehicular traffic at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, park officials announced. The road closed on the afternoon of Monday, Oct. 31, due to a rockfall, which resulted in several large boulders falling and landing on the road. There were no injuries associated with the rockfall. Road crews ...

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El Portal Road (Hwy 140) Closed In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — The El Portal Road (Hwy 140) is closed within Yosemite National Park due to a rockfall on the afternoon of Monday, Oct. 31, say park officials. The closure is in place from the park line to the Cascades picnic area. Several large boulders on the road prohibit vehicular traffic. This closure is expected to last at least through ...

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