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The Bigger The Waterfall, The Better The Firefall

YOSEMITE – People were gathered around this time last year, waiting, talking and laughing – then the crowd began to settle down. We were amateurs among professionals, but no one seemed to mind, as a hush fell on the crowd looking out at Horsetail Fall. Colors began to change on the cliffs, as light played with water, and in the ...

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Yosemite National Park's Largest Glacier Stagnant

Lyell Glacier Ceases Movement, Adjacent Maclure Glacier Moving at Historical Rate YOSEMITE – The Lyell Glacier, the largest glacier in Yosemite National Park, has stagnated, or ceased its downhill movement, according to a recent study conducted by scientists from the National Park Service and the University of Colorado. The adjacent Maclure Glacier is still moving at its historical rate, about ...

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Public Meetings & Webinars For Merced & Tuolumne River Plans

YOSEMITE – On Tuesday, Jan. 8, Yosemite National Park released two Wild and Scenic River Draft Comprehensive Management Plans and Environmental Impact Statements for the Merced River (MRP) and the Tuolumne River (TRP) for public review and comment. The public comment period for the TRP is open through Monday, Mar. 18, The public comment period for the MRP is open ...

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Free Entry To Yosemite On Martin Luther King Day

YOSEMITE – The waterfalls are spectacular and admission is free to Yosemite National Park on Monday, Jan. 21, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Yosemite has experienced a magnificent winter thus far, with an abundance of snowfall throughout the park. The floor of Yosemite Valley is blanketed in snow and Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Fall, Vernal Fall and other ...

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Locals Discount For Chefs' Holidays At Historic Ahwahnee Hotel

YOSEMITE – World-renowned chefs will once grace the grills and ovens of the historic Ahwahnee Hotel for Chefs’ Holidays, a celebration of all things culinary, held each year in January and February. Chefs’ Holidays include cooking demonstrations, tastings, and behind-the-scenes kitchen tours. As of today, local residents are being offered a special rate for certain Chefs’ Holidays Sessions. Delaware North ...

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Yosemite Plans Available For Public Review And Comment

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park announces the release of two Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statements for the Merced River (MRP) and the Tuolumne River (TRP) for public review and comment. The public comment period for the MRP is open now through Thursday, Apr. 18. The public comment period for the TRP is open now ...

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Local Christmas Bird Counts Successful

Annual Christmas bird counts last month in Mariposa, Oakhurst and Yosemite yielded fewer birds than last year, yet organizers of the three local events nonetheless judged them successful–and, as always, fun! The counts were part of the National Audubon Society’s 113th Christmas Bird Count, an annual avian census held between Dec. 14, 2012 and Jan. 5, 2013. Begun on Christmas ...

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Winter Fun In Your Own Backyard – Yosemite Adventures

Yosemite is magnificent in winter, and there is a host of things to do and see during those months when we practically have the place to ourselves. Whether you’re flying down the slopes at Badger Pass on skis, traipsing through the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias on snowshoes, or capturing the perfect photo of the light on Horsetail Falls, there’s ...

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