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Wawona Pine Needle Pick Up

WAWONA – The County will be picking up pine needles Monday through Friday, June 3 – 7 in the Wawona area. Here are the guidelines for those wishing to avail themselves of this service:

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Rockfall Closes Portion of John Muir Trail

YOSEMITE – Due to a rockfall on Saturday, May 11, the John Muir Trail is currently closed until further notice from the junction with the Mist Trail, just above Vernal Fall footbridge, to Clark Point. The Mist Trail and Ice Cut section of the John Muir Trail remain open. Due to this closure there is currently no stock access to ...

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Tioga Road Opens With Limited Services

YOSEMITE – The Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park will open for the season on Saturday, May 11, at 12 p.m. for all vehicular traffic. The Tioga Road, bounded on both sides by State Highway 120, is the popular east-west crossing of the Sierra Nevada. Vault toilets are available in several locations along the road. Limited visitor services will be ...

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Y4E Meets With Legislative Reps On Merced River Plan

Guest Column by Wendy Brown, Y4E Founding Member – OAKHURST – Five founding members of Yosemite For Everyone, and a representative for Public Lands-Backcountry Horsemen of California met with representatives for Senators Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, and Congressman Jim Costa on Tuesday, May 7, to discuss the Merced River Plan for Yosemite Park.

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Body of Missing Hiker Recovered In Yosemite

YOSEMITE -Yosemite National Park Rangers have recovered the body of missing hiker Kenneth Stensby near the base of Vernal Fall. Stensby was fatally injured after falling from a cliff near the top of the waterfall. His body was discovered by Yosemite National Park Search and Rescue Ranger personnel and was extricated at about 1 p.m. today. Stensby, 73, from Edina, ...

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Search For Missing Hiker In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park Rangers are conducting a search for a missing hiker, 73 year old Kenneth Stensby, who set off on a day hike early Sunday morning, May 5, en route to Vernal Fall. Stensby, an avid hiker from Edina, Minnesota, has been in the park for several days and is staying at the Ahwahnee Hotel. He left ...

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Glacier Point Road Opens, Tioga Scheduled

YOSEMITE – Visitors to Yosemite National Park will once again have access to what is arguably one of the most spectacular vistas in the park as the Glacier Point Road opens for the season on Friday, May 3, at 12 noon. There will be limited visitor services available at Glacier Point, with vault toilets on-site, but no running water.

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Wawona Prescribed Fire Mop-Up Underway

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park firefighters conducted two days of ignition operations and completed the 150 acre Wawona Northwest Segment B Prescribed Fire Monday evening, Apr. 22. Firefighters have begun mop-up activities to secure the fire perimeter. Those actions may include burning out of interior islands and pockets of unburned fuel that could flare up and threaten existing fire perimeter ...

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Bike Rentals And Riding Stables Open In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Horseback riding and bike rentals are now available in the Yosemite Valley. The Curry Village Stables are opening for the season on Friday, Apr. 26 at 8 a.m. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., with 2-hour rides available at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended, so please call 372-8348. The Stables ...

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Comment Period Extended For Merced River Plan

YOSEMITE – The public comment period for the Merced Wild and Scenic River Draft Comprehensive Management and Environmental Impact Statement has been extended through Tuesday, Apr. 30. Previously, the public comment period was slated to close on Thursday, Apr. 18. “The MRP is an expansive document which guides park management actions for many years. We want to make sure the ...

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