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Body of Missing Hiker Recovered In Yosemite

YOSEMITE -Yosemite National Park Rangers have recovered the body of missing hiker Kenneth Stensby near the base of Vernal Fall. Stensby was fatally injured after falling from a cliff near the top of the waterfall. His body was discovered by Yosemite National Park Search and Rescue Ranger personnel and was extricated at about 1 p.m. today. Stensby, 73, from Edina, ...

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Search For Missing Hiker In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park Rangers are conducting a search for a missing hiker, 73 year old Kenneth Stensby, who set off on a day hike early Sunday morning, May 5, en route to Vernal Fall. Stensby, an avid hiker from Edina, Minnesota, has been in the park for several days and is staying at the Ahwahnee Hotel. He left ...

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Glacier Point Road Opens, Tioga Scheduled

YOSEMITE – Visitors to Yosemite National Park will once again have access to what is arguably one of the most spectacular vistas in the park as the Glacier Point Road opens for the season on Friday, May 3, at 12 noon. There will be limited visitor services available at Glacier Point, with vault toilets on-site, but no running water.

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Wawona Prescribed Fire Mop-Up Underway

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park firefighters conducted two days of ignition operations and completed the 150 acre Wawona Northwest Segment B Prescribed Fire Monday evening, Apr. 22. Firefighters have begun mop-up activities to secure the fire perimeter. Those actions may include burning out of interior islands and pockets of unburned fuel that could flare up and threaten existing fire perimeter ...

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Bike Rentals And Riding Stables Open In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Horseback riding and bike rentals are now available in the Yosemite Valley. The Curry Village Stables are opening for the season on Friday, Apr. 26 at 8 a.m. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., with 2-hour rides available at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended, so please call 372-8348. The Stables ...

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Comment Period Extended For Merced River Plan

YOSEMITE – The public comment period for the Merced Wild and Scenic River Draft Comprehensive Management and Environmental Impact Statement has been extended through Tuesday, Apr. 30. Previously, the public comment period was slated to close on Thursday, Apr. 18. “The MRP is an expansive document which guides park management actions for many years. We want to make sure the ...

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Wawona Prescribed Fire Rescheduled

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park Fire Managers have rescheduled a prescribed burn in the Wawona area for Monday, Apr. 15. The burn, originally scheduled for the beginning of April, was postponed because of wet conditions. Ignition of the burn is dependent on weather and moisture levels. The burn area is located near the community of Wawona. The total prescribed burn ...

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Yosemite Celebrates With A Host Of Special Events

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park will celebrate National Park Week and Earth Day beginning on Saturday, Apr. 20, through Sunday, Apr. 28, with special events and activities sponsored and organized by the National Park Service (NPS), DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc. (the park’s primary concessioner), Yosemite Conservancy, and the Ansel Adams Gallery.

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Public Meetings On Mariposa Grove DEIS Start This Week

YOSEMITE – Public meetings start this week for the Mariposa Grove Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). There will be a webinar on Tuesday, Apr. 9, from 2 – 3 p.m., or the public can attend a meeting on Friday, Apr. 12, from 2 – 4 p.m. at Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp to learn about the Restoration of the Mariposa ...

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