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Mirror Lake Loop Hiking Trail Reopens

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park will reopen the Mirror Lake Loop hiking trail on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 5 p.m. The five mile loop that follows Tenaya Creek around Mirror Lake in Yosemite Valley has been closed since March 28, 2009 due to a large rockfall from Ahwiyah Point near Half Dome.

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YNP Utilizes New Methods to Study Great Gray Owls

YOSEMITE — Among the diversity of wildlife in Yosemite National Park, approximately 150 Great Gray Owls call the park home. This is approximately 65% of the Great Gray Owl population in the state of California. The Great Gray Owl is a California State Endangered Species and is a large-bodied raptor that is also found in Asia and Europe. However, research ...

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Will Fish Camp Lose Its Post Office?

Does Fish Camp need a post office? If so, how many hours a day should it be open? The results of a recent survey of residents who use the Fish Camp Post Office will be shared by United States Postal Service (USPS) managers at a public meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 4:30 p.m., at the Tenaya Lodge in Fish ...

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Missing Employee Found Alive in Yosemite National Park

Jessica Garcia found in South Fork Drainage of Merced River – YOSEMITE — Jessica Garcia, an employee of DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc., has been located alive after she was reported missing when she did not show up for work at the Wawona Hotel on Sunday, Oct. 7. Garcia was located at approximately 1 p.m. this afternoon by ...

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Yosemite National Park Searching for Missing Park Employee

Jessica Rose Garcia, Employed by DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc., Last Seen in Wawona Area YOSEMITE –Yosemite National Park Rangers are searching for Jessica Rose Garcia, who did not show up for work at the Wawona Hotel Saturday. Garcia, a 23-year-old female employee of DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc., was scheduled to start work at 9 ...

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Yosemite Facelift Yields Over 20,000 Pounds of Trash

Over 1,000 Volunteers Worked 8,000 Hours During Annual Event YOSEMITE – Approximately 1,150 Yosemite Facelift volunteers collected approximately 5,000 pounds of litter and 15,000 pounds of concrete, asphalt, and other large trash at the 9th Annual Yosemite Facelift event in Yosemite National Park. Dozens of miles of roadway, riverbed, and trails were cleaned. The annual event was held in the ...

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Yosemite Celebrates Outstanding Volunteers

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park conducted the third annual Yosemite Volunteer Awards Ceremony to recognize outstanding volunteers who have donated their time, talent, and skills to protect and preserve park resources and provide excellent service to park visitors. The ceremony was held on Saturday, Sept. 29, in Yosemite Valley.

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Cables Removed On Half Dome

The Half Dome Cables will be taken down for the season on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. The cables are taken down each October for the fall and winter season. They are proposed to be put back in place in the spring of 2013, as conditions permit. Visitors are strongly advised against attempting to summit Half Dome without the cables in ...

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Update On Wawona Road Paving Work

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 18, crews have changed their schedule for the remaining Wawona Road work. The remaining road work will occur during the day between 6:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, with up to 15-minute delays. The remaining work includes fog sealing, shoulder/ditch paving, and placement of shoulder backing, and cleanup.

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Spend A Day Making Yosemite More Beautiful

YOSEMITE – It’s time for the ninth annual “Yosemite Facelift” event, Tuesday through Sunday, Sept. 25-30, and you’re invited to participate. This is when around 1,300 volunteers show up to collect hundreds of tons of trash and construction debris. This annual event is organized by the Yosemite Climbing Association to help clean up the park after the busy summer season. ...

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