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Lost and Unprepared in Tenaya Canyon

On Sunday, June 30, at 11 a.m., the leader of a climbing club staying at Camp 4 in Yosemite Valley contacted the Yosemite Emergency Communications Center, reporting that two members of his club were overdue. The two hiker-climbers, one male and one female, had started their journey on Saturday, June 29, with the intention of hiking, scrambling, and down-climbing through ...

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Extension Granted on Merced River Plan

YOSEMITE – The various alternatives for the Merced River Plan and the impacts it would have on recreation and services in Yosemite National Park have been the subject of a lot of heated debate over the past year. The Park was under a court-approved settlement agreement deadline to publish a Record of Decision (ROD) for a new Merced River Wild ...

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New Sign Language Services In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park announces several new American Sign Language (ASL) services, now available in the park and at home. New services include a video series on the park’s Youtube Channel, continued ranger programs, and an e-newsletter. This will ensure that visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing have equal access to all program offerings at Yosemite.

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Where Do You Sleep On El Capitan?

YOSEMITE VALLEY – Many of us have marveled at climbers making their way up the face of El Capitan. We are in awe of their skill and courage. These brave athletes inspire many unanswered questions: How long does it take to climb El Capitan? Do climbers eat and sleep along the way? Who were the first people to climb this ...

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YNP Replaces Fee Booths At South Entrance

…plus updates on bears and the closing of raft rentals. YOSEMITE – On Monday, July 22, crews began mobilizing equipment and materials to begin improvements to the South Entrance Station area. The project includes replacing the existing fee collection booths with three new ones, placed approximately 350 feet south of the their current location.

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Artist Reception At Wawona Library

The Wawona Friends of the Bassett Memorial Library are hosting a reception for local artist, Eve Davidson on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the library. A painter since her teen years, Eve is inspired by people and nature. For Eve, art is a visual story of things that gladden or worry the heart, an expression of self, ...

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Expect Delays On Tioga Road

YOSEMITE – Starting next week, July 22, and continuing through Sept. 30, park crews will be scaling loose rock along Tioga Road from White Wolf to Tioga Pass. The work will take place Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with single-lane traffic control and up to 15-minute delays.

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Forest Stewards Dual Sport Adventure

OAKHURST – The weekend of July 13 & 14 is the fourth annual fundraising event for the Stewards of the Sierra National Forest (SOTSNF), whose stated mission is keeping public access to the Sierra National Forest open for all to use and enjoy. SOTSNF is hosting a membership drive, BBQ fundraiser and optional Dual Sport Adventure, and it all starts ...

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Road Work Along Glacier Point Road

YOSEMITE – Starting next week and continuing for one month, park crews will be scaling loose rock along Glacier Point Road. Monday through Friday, between July 15 through Aug. 16, there will be single-lane traffic control in place between 7 a.m.and 5 p.m. Motorists should expect delays of up to 15-minutes.

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Missing Plane Located Near Vogelsang Peak

YOSEMITE – The single engine plane that was reported missing over Yosemite National Park on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, has been located. The plane, which was largely intact, was spotted by a park visitor near Vogelsang High Sierra Camp on Saturday, July 6. The Vogelsang area is in the rugged high country of Yosemite National Park. Yosemite National Park Rangers ...

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