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Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove Of Giant Sequoias Reopens In June

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park announces that the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will reopen to the public at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 15. The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias has been closed since July 2015 to complete a landmark restoration project. In partnership with Yosemite Conservancy, the National Park Service has been working to improve natural hydrology, construct ...

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Yosemite Winter Rangers: Snow, Ski Conditions, Wildlife

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski’s latest blog post from the field: New snow: 2 inches Total settled snow depth: 10 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 56°F (February 8) Low temperature: 5°F (February 14) Ski Conditions and Weather Last week held some of the best (and let’s hope not the last) ski touring of the season. Where there was snow on south-facing ...

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Public Comment For Improvements To Bridalveil Fall Facilities

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park announces the release of the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment (Bridalveil Fall EA). The public comment period for the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment is currently open and will be open until Mar. 14. The Bridalveil Fall EA describes and analyzes two action alternatives to improve visitor services and facilities located near Bridalveil Fall. The ...

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Minimal Snowpack Reported At Tuolumne Meadows

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski report in this week’s blog that the snowpack in their beautiful corner of Yosemite National Park is rather dismal. Here is their post on Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions for Jan. 31, 2018: New snow: 9 inches Total settled snow depth: 12 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 54°F (January 29) Low ...

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2017: A Record Year For Rockfall In Yosemite

By Greg M. Stock — YOSEMITE — There were many large and consequential rockfalls in Yosemite in 2017, with a record 85 events (including rockfalls, rockslides, and debris flows) documented. The cumulative volume of these events was about 36,800 cubic meters. Although this is not the largest annual volume recorded, greater volumes in previous years were typically dominated by one ...

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Edward C. Hardy

On Sunday Jan. 7, 2018 Ed Hardy passed in his sleep at the age of 83. The long time president of Yosemite Park & Curry Co. made Eastern Madera County his permanent home since 1995. Edward Clark Hardy was born Nov. 8, 1934, in Palo Alto, California to Edward Everett Hardy and Dorothea Clark Hardy – a Lawyer /Judge and ...

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New Superintendent Named For Yosemite National Park

WASHINGTON, DC — A new superintendent will soon take over the leadership of Yosemite National Park. Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that he has selected Michael T. (Mike) Reynolds to be the superintendent of Yosemite. Reynolds, a 31-year NPS veteran and a third-generation NPS employee, grew up in Yosemite and later returned to the park as ...

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Yosemite Returns To Normal After Gov’t Shutdown Ends

YOSEMITE — National Park Service employees will be back on the job in Yosemite National Park now that congress has agreed to fund the government for a few more weeks. All NPS services were halted on Saturday morning, including the staffing of the Visitors Centers, entrance gate fee collection and information, campground reservation management, trash collection, and maintenance of such ...

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Hiking to Little Nellie and Foresta Falls

It had been 27 years since I walked the area around Foresta, not since I was assigned as a Strike Team Leader on Structure Protection at Foresta and El Portal on the lightening caused A-Rock Fire that burned 17,700 acres and 45 structures back in 1990. I was way overdue to spend some leisurely time exploring the waterfalls, old barns, ...

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Here’s What To Expect In Yosemite During Gov’t Shutdown

YOSEMITE — As we head into the first full day of the government shutdown, employees in Yosemite National Park are busy implementing the guidelines set out by the Department of the Interior as to how the Park will operate going forward. The gates are open, but there is no National Park Service (NPS) staff on duty for the most part. ...

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