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California Fire Updates: Critical Fire Weather Remains

CALIFORNIA –  Oct. 14, 2020 – Today over 11,000 firefighters remain on the frontlines of 20 wildfires across the state, 13 of which remain major incidents.  Yesterday, firefighters across the State responded to 24 new wildfires, all of which were quickly contained. The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for many parts of Northern California due to ...

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Visit Yosemite Madera County

Weather Report 20201013              10.13.20 Daily Conditions Report YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – Yosemite Trails will be resuming horseback rides this Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020.  Online tickets are available at www.YosemiteTrails.com or by calling 559-683-7611. Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad Halloween Limited: October 29th – 31st the YSPRR will be having a special Halloween train. Goody ...

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Significant Progress Made on Many of the California Fires

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 10, 2020 – More than 13,800 firefighters continue to work towards containment on 21 major wildfires across the state. Several of the fires are over 95% contained and no growth is expected, yet full containment likely wouldn’t be reached until rainfall occurs. Yesterday, firefighters also responded to 19 new wildfires, quickly bringing full containment to all. Since ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Lyell Canyon Trail

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For the interactive 360° VR experience, go to: https://www.virtualyosemite.org/virtual-tour/#node276 One of the hiking gems in Yosemite’s high country is the Lyell Canyon Trail, which extends for almost eight miles from the Yosemite Valley Lodge to the base of Donohue Pass at the southeast border of the park.  The most amazing aspect to this unique wilderness trail is that it’s almost ...

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Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad Opens After Creek Fire Closure

FISH CAMP, CA. – Due to the closure of the Sierra National Forest in September, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad was forced to cool the engines of their two antique steam locomotives. While the entirety of Sierra National Forest remains closed temporarily, Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad has received special permission to restart operations. Right on time for beautiful fall weather and nature’s ...

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YGAC Presents “Wild Things” – An Evening of Poetry, Stories, Music, and Art

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What is wild in your world? Wild ideas… wild animals… wild places… wild fires? Yosemite Gateway Art Center in Oakhurst presents “Wild Things,” a performance that combines poetry, storytelling, music and art! “Wild Things” will be presented live on Facebook at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10. “Wild Things” explores creative interpretations of this provocative theme. Sponsored by Madera County ...

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California Major Fires Now at 20

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 9, 2020 – More than 14,000 firefighters continue to work towards containment on 20 major wildfires across the state. Yesterday, firefighters also responded to 14 new wildfires, quickly bringing full containment to all. Since the beginning of the year, there have been over 8,400 wildfires that have burned well over 4 million acres in California. To date, the ...

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National Park Service: Yosemite Update

There are multiple fires burning in Yosemite National Park. Each fire is burning in fire adapted ecosystems in Wilderness. There are trail closures in effect. All fires may be visible from Tioga Road (Highway 120 through Yosemite National Park), Glacier Point, and high country vistas. Smoke from each fire is settling locally at night and in the morning then rising ...

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Visit Yosemite Madera County

10.08.20 Daily Conditions Report          Weather Report 20201008 Preservation Work Continues On Two Yosemite Bridges Through November Starting Monday, October 12, crews will commence repair work on the El Capitan Bridge in Yosemite Valley and on the East Fork of the Cascade Creek Bridge on the El Portal Road. The work will continue through the end of ...

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