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Virtual Yosemite: Eastern Sierra Fall Color

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For the interactive 360° VR experience, go to: https://www.virtualyosemite.org/virtual-tour/#node288 Over the past several weeks, Virtual Yosemite has been able to significantly expand their coverage of eastern Sierra gateway locations to Yosemite, during spectacular fall color displays. These locations include Lundy Canyon, Lee Vining Canyon, the June Lake Loop, and other parts of the Mono Basin and Inyo National Forest. Efforts ...

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Cicely Muldoon is Yosemite National Park’s New Superintendent

WASHINGTON – Oct. 27, 2020 – The National Park Service has selected Cicely Muldoon, a 35-year veteran of the National Park Service, as the new permanent superintendent of Yosemite National Park. Muldoon has been serving as the acting superintendent since January. “Cicely is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding and compassionate leaders across the National Park Service. I’m ...

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Mariposa County Arts Council Awarded California Arts Council Innovations + Intersections Grant

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MARIPOSA — The California Arts Council announced on Oct. 14 the Mariposa County Arts Council as one of six recipients of their pilot Innovations + Intersections grant program. This state grant supports arts-based strategies for community needs in wellness and technology sectors. Aimed at providing groundbreaking approaches to address society’s most pressing issues and opportunities, the Innovations + Intersections grant ...

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Fresno Art Museum to Reopen Next Week

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FRESNO — After seven long months of being closed to the public and their members, the Fresno Art Museum is thrilled to welcome you back to art-filled, inspiring galleries and a tranquil Sculpture Garden. They also have two brand new exhibitions to share with you! Join FAM for two weeks of members-only days through Sunday, Nov. 1, by reservation only. ...

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Visit Yosemite Madera County

10.15.20 Daily Conditions Report    CALIFORNIA ROAD CONDITIONS 10.15.20    Weather Report20201015 For current and upcoming local events, please visit our website at:  https://www.yosemitethisyear.com/whats-happening Great news from Yosemite:  MARIPOSA GROVE is OPEN!!! Parking is available (until full) at the Mariposa Grove Welcome Plaza. There are approximately 300 parking spaces and it may fill by mid-morning. Access to Mariposa Grove is ...

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Visit Yosemite Madera County Updates

OAKHURST – Oct. 14, 2020 – Please find today’s Daily Conditions, Weather Report, and updated CA Road Conditions attached. 10.14.20 Daily Conditions Report      CALIFORNIA ROAD CONDITIONS 10.14.20      Weather Report20201014        Visit Yosemite/Madera County Click here for Creek Fire Updates:  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7147/ Half Dome Cables Down Today The Half Dome Cables are being taken down Wednesday, October ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Gilded Age Mansions

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By Sal Maccarone During the years following 1870 America was beginning to enjoy a bustling industrial economy. As with some of the phenomena of today’s world, a few remarkable individuals became very wealthy during this short lived era. This time period is now referred to as “The Gilded Age”, a name first coined through the title of a book which ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Lyell Canyon Trail

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For the interactive 360° VR experience, go to: https://www.virtualyosemite.org/virtual-tour/#node276 One of the hiking gems in Yosemite’s high country is the Lyell Canyon Trail, which extends for almost eight miles from the Yosemite Valley Lodge to the base of Donohue Pass at the southeast border of the park.  The most amazing aspect to this unique wilderness trail is that it’s almost ...

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YGAC Presents “Wild Things” – An Evening of Poetry, Stories, Music, and Art

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What is wild in your world? Wild ideas… wild animals… wild places… wild fires? Yosemite Gateway Art Center in Oakhurst presents “Wild Things,” a performance that combines poetry, storytelling, music and art! “Wild Things” will be presented live on Facebook at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10. “Wild Things” explores creative interpretations of this provocative theme. Sponsored by Madera County ...

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Visit Yosemite Madera County

10.08.20 Daily Conditions Report          Weather Report 20201008 Preservation Work Continues On Two Yosemite Bridges Through November Starting Monday, October 12, crews will commence repair work on the El Capitan Bridge in Yosemite Valley and on the East Fork of the Cascade Creek Bridge on the El Portal Road. The work will continue through the end of ...

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