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Mariposa Grove Reopens June 15 and I Have Hiked it!

I got a sneak preview of the newly revamped Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park after it has been closed to the public since Spring of 2015. 250 acres with nearly 500 mature trees is a must see if you are visiting Yosemite. Reopening this Friday, parking at the Mariposa Grove Welcome Center and taking a shuttle up to Mariposa ...

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Not Your Average Conference

FISH CAMP — The 1st Annual Yosemite Peace Symposium will bring together peacemakers from around the country to educate, motivate and activate attendees. The Symposium will take place Oct. 26 – 27 at Tenaya Lodge, just outside the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park. The Symposium includes motivating general sessions, featuring a screening of the documentary on the forced incarceration ...

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Yosemite Officials Identify Climbers Who Fell From El Capitan

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park officials have identified the two climbers who died in a fall from El Capitan this morning. The two men are Jason Wells, 46, of Boulder, Colo.; and Tim Klien, 42, from Palmdale, Calif. The two were climbing the Freeblast Route on El Capitan. Park Rangers received multiple 911 calls reporting the incident and responded to ...

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Two Climbers Die In Fall From El Capitan In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Two climbers fell to their deaths this morning from El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Though details of the incident are slim at this time, park officials say the accident happened at approximately 8:15 a.m. The two were climbing the Freeblast Route on El Capitan. Park Rangers received multiple 911 calls reporting the incident and responded to the ...

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Times Have Changed Since “Cougar Killer” Film Premiered

OAKHURST — Fresno Flats Historic Park invites the community to attend the June edition of their First Friday Lecture Series. On Friday, June 1, historian Tom Phillips presents a film about his great-uncle Jay C. Bruce who was, for three decades in the early 20th century, the appointed California state mountain lion hunter. Phillips is the co-author of Yosemite’s Forgotten Pioneers: ...

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Yosemite’s Andrew Davenport Wins Prestigious Aviation Award

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park congratulates Assistant Helitack Foreman Andrew “Boots” Davenport as the 2018 winner of the National Park Service Wright Brothers National Aviation Safety Award. This is a rare National Park Service award given annually to aviation specialists who exemplify excellence in the field of aviation safety. Andrew Davenport was nominated by his peers for his impeccable commitment ...

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Slow Down For Butterfly Migration In El Portal

YOSEMITE — Highway 140 between Crane Creek and Parkline in El Portal has become thick with thousands of California tortoiseshell butterflies, say officials in Yosemite National Park. This species emerges in spectacular numbers in some years and is thought to be the source of Mariposa County’s name, which is Spanish for butterfly. This particular corridor where butterflies converge can become a killing ...

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What To Expect In Yosemite This Holiday Weekend

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park anticipates an extremely busy Memorial Day weekend, so plan to arrive before 9 a.m. or after 4 p.m. to avoid the heaviest traffic. Once in the park, visitors are urged to park their vehicles at the Yosemite Village, Yosemite Falls, or Half Dome Village parking areas and enjoy Yosemite Valley by using the free shuttle ...

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Winter Weather Advisory For High Country

MOUNTAIN AREA — It doesn’t matter that it’s technically spring: the National Weather Service says a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Sierra Nevada high country above 8,000 feet from Yosemite to Kings Canyon National Parks, starting Friday morning at 5 a.m., May 24 and continuing through Saturday morning, May 26 at 5 a.m. In lower elevations, there’s ...

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