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Snow Plows Reach The Top Of Tioga Pass In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — “Not long after this picture was taken, park road crews plowed their way to Tioga Pass!” is the announcement on the Yosemite National Park Facebook page. On Monday, June 6, National Park Service road crews plowing eastbound, and Caltrans road crews plowing westbound, met at Tioga Pass. “While this is exciting, we still have a lot of work ...

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Prescribed Fire Planned For Highway 41 Near Wawona

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park fire managers are planning a prescribed fire for the week of June 12, weather conditions permitting, in the Unit 26 Soupbowl B project area along Highway 41 south of Wawona. The plan is to burn 2-3 segments ranging from 103 acres to 174 acres. The amount of acres to be considered is based on air ...

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Search Continues For Man Who Fell From Mist Trail In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — The search continues for a hiker who fell from the Mist Trail into the Merced River in Yosemite National Park yesterday. On Monday, June 5, at approximately 12:30 p.m., a white, male hiker described as 6 feet 2 inches tall, with a shaved or bald head, was reported to have fallen from the trail. Park officials sought the ...

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Hiking to Alder Creek Falls

I was curious about how much water was coming out of Alder Creek Falls and was really hoping to see some wildflowers, especially those beautiful harlequin lupine. Sure enough, there was lots of water gushing over the edge of Alder Creek Falls and I think those harlequin lupine were happy to see me. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 11.88 Miles ...

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Nighttime One-Lane Traffic Control On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has announced the schedule for a project to create rumble strips on the Highway 41 corridor from Avenue 15 near Madera Ranchos to Highway 49 in Oakhurst. Caltrans spokesman Sam Yniguez reports that crews will begin the process of creating a center rumble strip on Highway 41 starting Sunday night, June 4 at ...

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Night Closure On Big Oak Flat Road In Yosemite

YOSEMITE —  Yosemite National Park will close the Big Oak Flat Road to all vehicular traffic from 11 p.m on Sunday, June 4, to 5 a.m. on Monday, June 5, from Crane Flat to Foresta in order to finish repairs and repave the road. This night closure is necessary for the safety of all motorists, say Park officials, as they ...

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Half Dome Cables In Place This Friday, Permit Required

YOSEMITE — The Half Dome Cables in Yosemite National Park will be in place for visitor use on Friday, June 2. The trail will be wet and icy in places and visitors planning to ascend Half Dome are encouraged to be prepared for winter hiking conditions. There is a daily lottery for a limited number of permits which are required ...

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Celebrating The Life Of Brian Wilhite

OAKHURST — A party to celebrate the life of Brian Wilhite is planned for Saturday, Jun. 10, starting at 4:30 p.m. at Queen’s Inn by the River in Oakhurst. Brian Preston Wilhite died in Fresno on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. He was 74 years old. Brian was born on August 25, 1942 in Atascadero, to Norah C. Mansfield and Franklin Wilhite. He grew up in and ...

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Yosemite Audubon Field Trip To Wawona

YOSEMITE — Be on the lookout for warblers, woodpeckers, flycatchers, wrens, and an abundance of coyotes as Yosemite Audubon members set out on a three-mile stroll around the meadow in Wawona. The field trip is scheduled for Saturday, Jun. 3. Participants can meet at Burger King in Oakhurst at 7:30 a.m. for carpooling, or meet in front of the store in Wawona ...

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