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Yosemite Valley Will Close On Friday, All Reservations Cancelled

YOSEMITE — Yosemite Valley will be closed to park visitors on Friday, Apr. 6, at 5 p.m., as park officials anticipate significant impacts from a storm coming in from the Pacific. All campgrounds and visitor lodging in Yosemite Valley will close Friday afternoon, and reservations for Friday evening, Apr. 6, and Saturday evening, Apr. 7, have been cancelled. Overnight and ...

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Yosemite Cancels Some Campsite Reservations Ahead Of Storm

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park expects significant impacts from a storm coming in from the Pacific. Storm activity is expected to impact Yosemite National Park and the surrounding area on Friday, Apr. 6 through Sunday, Apr. 8. Park roadways, campgrounds, and other facilities may be impacted. Reservations for campsites at North Pines Campground, and some campsites at Lower Pines Campground, ...

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NatureBridge Summer Backpacking Program For Teens

YOSEMITE — NatureBridge, the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service, leads life-changing backpacking programs for high school students in Yosemite and Olympic National Parks each summer. These one-week and two-week programs offer the perfect mix of backpacking, science, and adventure and give participants the opportunity to conduct field science investigations in two of the most iconic ...

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Heavy Rainfall Predicted With Threat Of Flooding

MOUNTAIN AREA — Hazardous weather conditions are in the forecast for the foothills and mountains in our region, as heavy rainfall and a threat of flooding is likely over parts of the central California interior this week. While the atmospheric river forecast is considered strong for any time of year, the fact that it’s coming in April is highly unusual. ...

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Current Conditions In Yosemite’s Tuolumne Meadows

YOSEMITE – Winter Rangers Rob and Laura Pilewski share the latest on conditions in Tuolumne Meadows as of Apr. 4. New snow: None Total settled snow depth: 30 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 54°F (April 1) Low temperature: 19°F (April 2) Ski Conditions and Weather This week was dominated by spring weather and ski conditions. High temperatures were in ...

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Construction And Traffic Delays In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Snow removal, paving, parking changes, construction and storm damage repair are among the current causes of traffic delays and detours in Yosemite National Park, say park officials. Here’s the latest update: Glacier Point Road Road crews will begin snow removal operations on the Glacier Point Road beyond Badger Pass. The gate at Chinquapin is now closed and locked ...

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Yosemite Painter Thomas Hill, “Yosemite’s Artist”

Written by Dave Hubbard – Yosemite painter Thomas Hill lived in Wawona just outside of Yosemite Valley. Yosemite was a favorite subject, and over time he became known as “Yosemite’s Painter.” Hill was born in Birmingham, England, in 1829, and moved to the United States at the age of 15. During his early travels in his new home he became ...

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Spring Arrives In Yosemite’s Tuolumne Meadows

Written by Laura and Rob Pilewski – Spring has arrived in Tuolumne Meadows. This week, the weather held (in chronological order):  rain, heavy snow, thundersnow, southwest wind, northeast wind and, now, sun. The low-density snow that fell at the end of the storm made for some fine, but ephemeral, powder ski conditions. The last two days, a significant upslope wind ...

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Yosemite Conservancy Provides $12.5 Million To Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Conservancy is providing $12.5 million in support to Yosemite National Park to improve the Bridalveil Fall visitor experience, rebuild a section of the trail around Tenaya Lake and collect data using 3-D aerial mapping to improve resource management parkwide, and 34 other projects funded in 2018. “We want everyone’s visit to Yosemite to be inspiring, just like ...

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Adventures, Giant Trees Tours And Craft Beer At Tenaya Lodge

FISH CAMP — Springtime has never been more of a larger-than-life experience at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite. The season promises the long-awaited re-opening of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, fun new open-air adventure tours by jeep, luxury buses and motorcycles, and the opportunity to savor the flavors of the High Sierra at a special craft beer event. What’s more, ...

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