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Yosemite Fire Updates

YOSEMITE – Sept. 18, 2020 – There are multiple fires burning in Yosemite National Park. Each fire is burning in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, in a fire adapted ecosystem. There are multiple trail closures in effect around Yosemite Creek and the southern part of the park. All fires may be visible from Tioga Road (Highway 120 through Yosemite National Park), ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Tioga Road Aspens

Image of aspen trees from Virtual Yosmite.

For the interactive 360° VR experience, go to https://www.virtualyosemite.org/virtual-tour/#node299 With oncoming winter weather and expected snows, Tioga Road was finally closed for the season this past week. Depending on the length and depth of winter snows ahead, it will likely reopen in May or June of next year. When it is open, traveling eastward down Tioga Road from Tioga Pass ...

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Hiking Through Snowy Merced Grove

I can’t resist the way that snow looks contrasted with Giant Sequoias, so I headed up to Merced Grove for a half day. Yosemite National Park has 3 Giant Sequoia Groves and some say that Merced Grove is the least visited. It was a very nice hike down the historic Old Coulterville Road to check out the 20 or so ...

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Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties Burn Suspension Lifted

MARIPOSA – Effective Monday, November 23, 2020 at 8:00 am the burn suspension in Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties will be lifted. CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit Chief Mike van Loben Sels is formally cancelling the burn suspension and advises that those possessing current and valid residential burn permits can now resume burning on permissive burn days. Burn permits will be ...

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Yosemite National Park Announces Glacier Point and Tioga Roads are Closed for the Season

Nov. 20, 2020 – Yosemite National Park announces Glacier Point and Tioga Roads are closed to all vehicular traffic for the winter season. Glacier Point and Tioga Roads typically close each fall and remain closed through the winter season. These roads reopen each spring when weather and road conditions are safe for vehicular traffic. Yosemite National Park is open year-round with snow removal on all ...

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Virtual Yosemite: First Snows of the Season at Yosemite Valley’s Leidig Meadow

Image of Leidig Meadow in Yosemite Valley

For the interactive 360° VR experience, go to https://www.virtualyosemite.org/virtual-tour/#node305 The first snow of the season in Yosemite can sometimes arrive while fall colors are still on display. Such was the case this first weekend of November, 2020, as seen above in a view from Leidig Meadow. The snow beautifully highlights the textures of the granite peaks surrounding Yosemite Valley, while ...

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Yosemite National Park Honors the Recipients of the 2020 Volunteer of the Year Awards       

Yosemite National Park proudly announces the recipients of the 2020 Volunteer of the Year Awards. These awards are bestowed annually to outstanding volunteers in several different categories, recognizing exemplary service to Yosemite National Park. In 2020, volunteers faced innumerable challenges. These resilient, service-minded individuals worked right alongside National Park Service coworkers despite these challenges, striving to keep park visitors safe, ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Speeding Kills Bears

Image of a "Speeding Kills Bears" sign in Yosemite.

For the interactive 360° VR experience, go to https://www.virtualyosemite.org/virtual-tour/#node303 Every year, Yosemite puts up “Speeding Kills Bears” signs to mark where bears have been hit or killed by vehicles in the park. Most spots change year-to-year as new incidents occur, but others mark repeated accident locations. In 2019, the park designated several new Wildlife Protection Zones and clocked the speed ...

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Yosemite Prescribed Fire and Fuels Projects: Fall and Winter 2020-2021

Yosemite National Park – Nov 13, 2020 – Yosemite has begun preparations for fall and winter prescribed fire and fuels projects. The fire program will send out formal announcements as ignition locations and dates are determined. Over 50 years of research has taught park managers that, in contrast to previous beliefs, total suppression of all fires does not prevent large ...

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Yosemite Wilderness Updates

Yosemite National Park – Nov 13, 2020 –  Yosemite is experiencing much needed winter weather conditions, with snow impacting all four wildfires this past week. This will be the final update on the following incidents unless significant change occurs. Road closures are in effect due to weather and snow. Trail closures remain in effect until further notice. Residual smoke may ...

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Hiking the Yosemite Valley Loop Trail With a Bear

I had a three bear day while I snuck in some exercise checking out fall color on the Yosemite Valley Loop. Yellow Black Oaks and Maples, along with Red Dogwoods reflected along the Merced River! Where: Yosemite National ParkDistance: 12.12 milesDifficulty: EasyElevation Range: 3,869′ – 4,105′Date: November 4, 2020Maps: El Capitan and Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Topographic QuadDog Hike? NoHorseback Trail? ...

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