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Hiking the Yosemite Valley Loop Trail With a Bear

I had a three bear day while I snuck in some exercise checking out fall color on the Yosemite Valley Loop. Yellow Black Oaks and Maples, along with Red Dogwoods reflected along the Merced River! Where: Yosemite National ParkDistance: 12.12 milesDifficulty: EasyElevation Range: 3,869′ – 4,105′Date: November 4, 2020Maps: El Capitan and Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Topographic QuadDog Hike? NoHorseback Trail? ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Eastern Sierra Fall Color at June Lake Loop

Image take from Virtual Yosemite.

For the interactive 360° VR experience, go to www.virtualyosemite.org/virtual-tour/#node296. Among California’s best locations to experience fall color is the June Lake area, just outside the eastern border of Yosemite National Park. The June Lake Loop (CA Highway 158) runs through the town of June Lake, and along a handful of popular recreational lakes. These lakes, and the rivers that join ...

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Cal Trans is Hiring in Mariposa County

MARIPOSA – Nov 8, 2020 – Cal Trans District 10 is hiring for Caltrans Equipment Operator II, Caltrans Tree Maintenance Worker, Caltrans Electrician I, Structural Steel Painter, Drawbridge Operator, Caltrans Highway Maintenance Worker, Caltrans Landscape Maintenance Worker and Custodian I. In addition to Mariposa County, Cal Trans District 10 includes the following counties: Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and ...

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Winter Storm Warning for Central Sierra

Nov 6, 2020 – The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Central Sierra. The warning will take effect at 1pm this afternoon and will remain until 10pm Sunday above 4000 foot elevation. Heavy snow is expected in the higher elevations with an accumulation of 12 to 15 inches above 7000 feet and 6 to 12 ...

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Highway Closures in Yosemite and Sierra Nevada

Nov 6, 2020 – Tioga Road (continuation of Highway 120 through the park) and Glacier Point Road are temporarily closed in anticipation of snow. We will evaluate conditions on Monday to see if it’s possible to reopen. For information on Tioga Pass, please visit the Yosemite National Park at www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm. The park maintains roads in the park and manages the ...

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Yosemite Wilderness Updates

Nov 6, 2020 – Yosemite National Park is managing four wilderness fires burning in fire adapted ecosystems. There are trail closures in effect so if you are planning on hiking in Yosemite be sure to check for closures here: Wilderness Conditions All fires may be visible from Tioga Road (Highway 120 through Yosemite National Park), Glacier Point, and high country ...

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Virtual Yosemite: El Cap Meadow

Image of El Cap Meadow from Virtual Yosemite.

For the interactive 360° VR experience, go to https://www.virtualyosemite.org/virtual-tour/#node302 Fall color comes to Yosemite in many ways, beyond just the changing leaves of the cottonwood, maple, dogwood, oak, and aspen trees here. Here in El Cap Meadow, on the edge of an afternoon shadow from Cathedral Rocks, grasses turn golden brown and deciduous trees near the Merced River add to ...

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Visit Yosemite Madera County

Weather Report11.03.20          11.03.20 Daily Conditions Report Visit Yosemite Madera County Wawona Road Work Crews are working on a slide stabilization project located approximately 1-mile north of the Wawona Campground.  As part of this stabilization there will be two 4-hour closures each day with a 1-hour opening period between the two 4-hour closures. These closures will extend ...

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Visit Yosemite Madera County

For current and upcoming local events, please visit our website here:  https://www.yosemitethisyear.com/ News from Yosemite: Yosemite Valley Information Station Location Shift Sunday The Yosemite Valley Information Station will be shifting locations to behind the Visitor Center on Sunday, November 1. This new location will provide better weather-proof, outside shelter for the changing seasons. There will be increased A-Frame signage between ...

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Yosemite Fire Updates

YOSEMITE – Oct 30, 2020 – There are multiple fires burning in Yosemite National Park. Each fire is burning in fire adapted ecosystems in Wilderness. Due to the fires there are trail closures in effect. Click here to see map of trail closures. All fires may be visible from Tioga Road (Highway 120 through Yosemite National Park), Glacier Point, and ...

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