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YNP Replaces Fee Booths At South Entrance

…plus updates on bears and the closing of raft rentals. YOSEMITE – On Monday, July 22, crews began mobilizing equipment and materials to begin improvements to the South Entrance Station area. The project includes replacing the existing fee collection booths with three new ones, placed approximately 350 feet south of the their current location.

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Artist Reception At Wawona Library

The Wawona Friends of the Bassett Memorial Library are hosting a reception for local artist, Eve Davidson on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the library. A painter since her teen years, Eve is inspired by people and nature. For Eve, art is a visual story of things that gladden or worry the heart, an expression of self, ...

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Expect Delays On Tioga Road

YOSEMITE – Starting next week, July 22, and continuing through Sept. 30, park crews will be scaling loose rock along Tioga Road from White Wolf to Tioga Pass. The work will take place Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with single-lane traffic control and up to 15-minute delays.

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Forest Stewards Dual Sport Adventure

OAKHURST – The weekend of July 13 & 14 is the fourth annual fundraising event for the Stewards of the Sierra National Forest (SOTSNF), whose stated mission is keeping public access to the Sierra National Forest open for all to use and enjoy. SOTSNF is hosting a membership drive, BBQ fundraiser and optional Dual Sport Adventure, and it all starts ...

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Road Work Along Glacier Point Road

YOSEMITE – Starting next week and continuing for one month, park crews will be scaling loose rock along Glacier Point Road. Monday through Friday, between July 15 through Aug. 16, there will be single-lane traffic control in place between 7 a.m.and 5 p.m. Motorists should expect delays of up to 15-minutes.

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Missing Plane Located Near Vogelsang Peak

YOSEMITE – The single engine plane that was reported missing over Yosemite National Park on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, has been located. The plane, which was largely intact, was spotted by a park visitor near Vogelsang High Sierra Camp on Saturday, July 6. The Vogelsang area is in the rugged high country of Yosemite National Park. Yosemite National Park Rangers ...

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Traffic Delays On Wawona Road

YOSEMITE – Crews continue their work along Wawona Road, with the project expected to continue through Aug. 2. Park crews will be scaling loose rock along Wawona Road, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with single-lane traffic control and up to 15-minute traffic delays. There will either be pilot car operations or alternating stop and go traffic ...

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Spectacular Rescue Off Leaning Tower

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Search and Rescue (YOSAR) successfully rescued an injured climber from the Leaning Tower on Tuesday, June 25. Reports are that solo climber Shane Houbart fell on the West Face Route, hurting his back badly enough to prevent further progress. YOSAR was alerted via telephone while Tom Evans was on hand to capture the scene in photographs. Evans ...

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Glacier Point The Setting For Naturalization Ceremony

YOSEMITE – Sixty-five people will become naturalized United States citizens at Yosemite’s famous overlook on Thursday, June 27, at 11 a.m. This special ceremony commemorates Independence Day and being a U.S. Citizen. The ceremony will feature Yosemite Superintendent Don Neubacher and representatives from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services providing remarks and administering the Oath of Allegiance to the new ...

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Yosemite Nature Notes Presents "Snow Plants"

YOSEMITE – “Snow Plants,” the latest episode of the popular Yosemite Nature Notes series, has been released. Each episode is about eight minutes and explores interesting and often little known stories about Yosemite National Park. This is the 21st episode of Yosemite Nature Notes. The snow plant, Sarcodes Sanguinea, is a distinctive red plant that grows on the forest floor ...

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