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Yosemite Facelift Yields Over 20,000 Pounds of Trash

Over 1,000 Volunteers Worked 8,000 Hours During Annual Event YOSEMITE – Approximately 1,150 Yosemite Facelift volunteers collected approximately 5,000 pounds of litter and 15,000 pounds of concrete, asphalt, and other large trash at the 9th Annual Yosemite Facelift event in Yosemite National Park. Dozens of miles of roadway, riverbed, and trails were cleaned. The annual event was held in the ...

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Yosemite Celebrates Outstanding Volunteers

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park conducted the third annual Yosemite Volunteer Awards Ceremony to recognize outstanding volunteers who have donated their time, talent, and skills to protect and preserve park resources and provide excellent service to park visitors. The ceremony was held on Saturday, Sept. 29, in Yosemite Valley.

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Cables Removed On Half Dome

The Half Dome Cables will be taken down for the season on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. The cables are taken down each October for the fall and winter season. They are proposed to be put back in place in the spring of 2013, as conditions permit. Visitors are strongly advised against attempting to summit Half Dome without the cables in ...

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Update On Wawona Road Paving Work

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 18, crews have changed their schedule for the remaining Wawona Road work. The remaining road work will occur during the day between 6:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, with up to 15-minute delays. The remaining work includes fog sealing, shoulder/ditch paving, and placement of shoulder backing, and cleanup.

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Spend A Day Making Yosemite More Beautiful

YOSEMITE – It’s time for the ninth annual “Yosemite Facelift” event, Tuesday through Sunday, Sept. 25-30, and you’re invited to participate. This is when around 1,300 volunteers show up to collect hundreds of tons of trash and construction debris. This annual event is organized by the Yosemite Climbing Association to help clean up the park after the busy summer season. ...

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Third Victim Dies From Hantavirus In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Another person has died from the outbreak of hantavirus in Yosemite National Park. This is the third death from the rodent-borne illness, and five more people known to be infected with the virus are either improving or recovering. Health officials announced the recent death on Thursday, stating that the woman was from West Virginia, but did not release ...

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New Hantavirus Case Prompts Closing Of Curry Village Cabins

Park officials close tent cabins indefinitely while investigation continues CURRY VILLAGE – Once again the Hantavirus has been identified in someone who stayed in the “Signature Cabins” of the Boystown area of Curry Village in Yosemite National Park, prompting park officials to close the cabins where five of the six infections occured. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has ...

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Hantavirus Claims Second Victim

Officials warn about disturbing the air in potentially contaminated areas. Yosemite National Park health officials have confirmed that the deadly Hantavirus has been confirmed in four people who stayed in the park’s Curry Village in June. Two have died. “An outreach effort is currently underway by the park concessioner to contact visitors who stayed in Signature Tent Cabins at Curry ...

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Body Of Missing Boy Recovered In Yosemite

Jacob Adams Missing Since Wednesday, August 15 Yosemite – The body of Jacob Adams, a six year old boy who was swept into the Merced River on Wednesday, Aug. 15, was recovered today. Yosemite Park Rangers located his body approximately 50 yards downstream from the Vernal Fall Footbridge. Jacob was wading in the Merced River with his ten year old ...

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Update On Wawona Road Delays

The paving operation on Wawona Road work continues and crews did not work last weekend as planned, however they will be working for two nights this weekend – Friday and Saturday nights (August 24th and 25th), between 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM. Thereafter the paving operation will be working Sunday thru Thursday nights, 8:00 PM to 7:00 AM. There will ...

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