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Tackling The World's Hardest Climb: The Dawn Wall Project

YOSEMITE – El Capitan, the impressive and imposing mass of almost vertically faced granite in nearby Yosemite National Park, is truly a spectacular sight. These days, many more eyes are trained on El Cap than usual, as two professional climbers prepare to make history by completing a nearly impossible climbing route up the Dawn Wall face of the monolith. If ...

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Audubon Program Will Feature Birds and Climate Change Study

YOSEMITE- What would our world be like without birds? Not only do they delight our eyes and ears, but they are integral to this planet’s environmental health and sustainability. Their diversity astounds the human imagination and tickles our sensibilities. Their ability to fly symbolizes freedom to us, and their behaviors and interactions fascinate us. One doesn’t have to be an ...

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First Day Of MASS Season Finally Here

Hey Instructors! Are you ready for some fun? This Friday, January 9th, will be the start of the 2015 ski season. The weather should prove to beautiful with just enough snow to keep the beginning students happy. The cooler temperatures have allowed the snow to maintain a decent texture. The maintenance experts at Badger Pass due a great job keeping ...

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DNC Claims To Own Names Of Yosemite Icons

YOSEMITE – The concession company that runs Yosemite National Park has quietly informed the National Park Service that it owns the names of some of the park’s most famous spots, including the historic Ahwahnee Hotel, Curry Village, Yosemite Lodge and Badger Pass, according to documents filed with the Park Service. NBC Bay Area is reporting that Delaware North is claiming ...

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Yosemite Passes Closed For Season

YOSEMITE – The Tioga and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park are closed for the season because of deep snow and icy conditions. A series of storm systems have passed through the Yosemite region over the last several weeks, resulting in snow accumulations of up to two feet of snow in the higher elevations of the park, including Tuolumne ...

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Christmas Decorations and Reflections in Yosemite Valley

The leaves had long dropped off of the deciduous trees, their colorful fall displays of reds and yellows long gone. But there are always some colors and shapes to reflect in the Merced River, no matter what the season is. We took a drive through Yosemite Valley to check out the reflections since the last storms raised the water level. ...

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Yosemite Holiday Craft Bazaar

YOSEMITE – We headed up to Yosemite Valley to check out the annual Yosemite Holiday Craft Bazaar in Curry Village. The place was packed with all kinds of artists. There were so many beautiful products for sale. Photographers, paintings, and watercolors of Yosemite and the surrounding mountains, waterfalls and animals were there for you to look through but it was ...

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MASS Ski School Instructors And Ski Swap

YOSEMITE – Time for all-weather volunteers to suit up as Mountain Area Ski School (MASS) readies for the season with an instructor orientation, family ski swap, and instructor clinic day, all coming soon. MASS is currently looking for ski and snowboard instructors and support people to help out this season. No prior teaching experience is necessary, say organizers, since MASS ...

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Yosemite's Waterfalls Booming Due To Recent Storms

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park’s waterfalls are flowing again due to two days of significant rainfall in the Yosemite area. Waterfalls such as Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Fall, and Cascade Fall are going full force due to recent storms. Snow levels remain high and roads leading into Yosemite Valley are open and clear.

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Yosemite Conservancy Inspires Young Stewards

YOSEMITE – A group of high school students from across California, who dubbed themselves “The Triumphant Turtles” for their slow and steady approach to achieving goals, credit the Adventure Risk Challenge program in Yosemite National Park for fueling a passion for conservation, improved leadership and literacy skills, and forging trails of opportunity to higher education.

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