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Injured Climber Rescued From Yosemite Cathedral Spire

YOSEMITE – A 26-year-old Palo Alto man was successfully rescued in Yosemite National Park on Sunday, Apr. 20, after falling approximately 30 feet and sustaining serious injuries to his back. According to YNP Ranger Kari Cobb, a call came in to Search and Rescue dispatch shortly after 10 a.m. that a climber had fallen from a nearly-vertical granite pillar and ...

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Prescribed Burn Scheduled In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is planning a 1,447 acre prescribed fire in the southwestern portion of the park near Yosemite West, projected to start the week of Apr. 28, depending upon weather conditions. Ignition will take approximately five days with active burning, and about two weeks to monitor burn down activity. The Wawona Road will remain open during the ...

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Ansel Adams Gallery To Be Rehabilitated

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park has announced the release of the Ansel Adams Gallery Buildings Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA addresses the rehabilitation needs while retaining the historic integrity of the structures, and will be available for public review and comment from Apr. 16 to May 16.

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Sheriff Identifies Man Who Died In Yosemite

MARIPOSA – The name of a Mariposa man who apparently fell to his death in Yosemite over the weekend has been released by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the family of Jeffery Moore, 36, contacted their office on Friday, Apr. 11, stating they were concerned about Moore’s welfare and reported him missing.

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Missing Man Found Deceased In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – The search for a missing Mariposa man ended tragically yesterday when his body was discovered at the foot of a popular rock climbing feature known as the Rostrum, located just west of Yosemite Valley, according to the California Highway Patrol. On Saturday, Apr. 12, CHP Helicopter 40 (H-40) received a request from Yosemite National Park Dispatch to assist ...

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Law Day Celebrated In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – On May 2, the U.S. District Court, co-sponsored with the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will hold the second annual Law Day Yosemite in Yosemite Valley, to celebrate the Rule of Law and its contributions to the rights and freedoms all Americans enjoy. The Rule of Law will be specially commemorated at the foot ...

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Glacier Point Road Opens Soon

YOSEMITE – The Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park is open to bicyclists. Vault toilets are available, however there is no running water. Visitors are urged to bike with caution while in the park. The roadway may be wet due to melting snow and wildlife may be present on or near the road. The Glacier Point Road in Yosemite ...

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Earth Day Celebrations In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Everyone is invited to celebrate Earth Day in Yosemite National Park on Saturday, April 19 and Tuesday, April 22. Visitors can participate in a range of activities including a bike ride, photo walks and stewardship projects, with a full schedule of Yosemite Junior Ranger activities on Saturday.

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Rockfall Closes Trail to Rancheria Falls

YOSEMITE – A rockfall in the Hetch Hetchy area of Yosemite National Park has closed the trail east of Wapama Falls. At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Mar. 31, a large rockfall occurred from the cliff just east of Wapama Falls above the Hetch Hetchy reservoir. No visitors were injured.

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YNP Reopens Areas Affected By Rim Fire

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park has announced that areas previously closed due to the Rim Fire are now open to the public. This includes the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias and hiking trails in the Hetch Hetchy area. Visitors traveling in the areas impacted by last year’s Rim Fire should be aware of potential risks including hazardous trees, uneven ground, ...

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