Breaking News
Home » Yosemite (page 142)

Yosemite

YoDogs Teams To The Rescue In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – The names belie their expertise: Goose, Deuce and Moose. They come from a highly select group of more than a dozen working dogs including Labrador and Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, an Australian Cattle dog, and one lone Bloodhound. They respond to names like Penny, Chipper, Rondo and Otis. Each has a special power, like scent-specific trailing, water recovery, ...

Read More »

Still Time To Comment On Yosemite Changes

OAKHURST – There was a packed house Thursday night, Mar. 14, at the Oakhurst Senior Center as people came out to learn and ask questions about changes coming to Yosemite National Park. With the designation of the Tuolomne and Merced rivers as Wild and Scenic in 1984 and 1987 respectively, the National Park Service (NPS) has been working to identify ...

Read More »

Ultimate Teen Summer Science Adventure

YOSEMITE – National Park Service educational partner NatureBridge has opened registration for the Summer Field Research Course at its Yosemite campus, offering a two-week backcountry expedition designed for teenage students. The immersive program will give young participants the chance to conduct field science investigations for the “ultimate teen summer science adventure,” according to organizers.

Read More »

New Outdoor Adventures Offered For 2013 In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – The Yosemite Conservancy unveiled an exciting line-up of Outdoor Adventures for 2013 that give visitors a rare opportunity to experience Yosemite National Park’s glorious backcountry, wilderness, geology, art and culture in small groups led by renowned experts. “Professional photographers, artists, naturalists and historians lead our Outdoor Adventures to provide visitors of all ages and wilderness experience levels with ...

Read More »

Restoration Of Mariposa Grove DEIS Released

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park has released the Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Mariposa Grove DEIS) for public review and comment. The public comment period for the Mariposa Grove DEIS is open today through Tuesday, May 7. The document is available for public review on the park’s website.

Read More »

Four Million Visitors Create Lots Of Local Jobs

YOSEMITE – A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2011 shows that over four million visitors to Yosemite National Park spent over $379 million in communities surrounding the park. This spending supported 5,057 jobs in the local area. The report shows $13 billion of direct spending by 279 million park visitors in communities within 60 miles of a national ...

Read More »

Want To Climb Half Dome? Make Reservations Now

YOSEMITE – If you want to climb Half Dome this summer, you will need to make reservations, and now is the time. Half Dome Cables Day Use permits for the 2013 hiking season are available for reservations Friday, Mar. 1, through Sunday, Mar. 31. Permits to hike to the top of Half Dome are required seven days per week and ...

Read More »

Rehabilitation Plans For Tioga Road

YOSEMITE – The National Park Service has announced plans to rehabilitate, restore and resurface approximately 41 miles of the Tioga Road. The Tioga Road, bounded on both sides by State Highway 120, and open seasonally, is a popular east-west crossing of the Sierra Nevada.

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »
Sierra News Online

Sierra News Online