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Yosemite Mule Teams Win World Championships At Mule Days

BISHOP — Two teams from Yosemite National Park captured World Championships this past weekend at the prestigious 50th annual Bishop Mule Days. Yosemite National Park Superintendent Michael Reynolds on Wednesday recognized the accomplishments of the Yosemite Packers, who were honored as 2019 Mule Days’ World Champions after capturing first place in the Parade Pack Team category. Meanwhile, the Yosemite Mounted ...

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The History Mystery #76

The Sierra Mono Museum has this photo of what appears to be a specialized trailer or boat. Can anyone tell us the function of this and the era when used? Are there other people in the area that have one or have seen one? Thank you, Christina McDonald Sierra Mono Museum Follow-up to The History Mystery #75 — Minarets the ...

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Glacier Point Road Reopens In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park officials have announced that, as of 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, the Glacier Point Road is once again open to all vehicular traffic, including bicycles. The road was closed at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, due to an accumulation of snow and the pending arrival of another series of late-season storms set to ...

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Highway 41 And Highway 120 Reopen After Storm In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — UPDATED 6:45 p.m. Officials have announced that two roads leading in and out of Yosemite National Park have reopened earlier than previously anticipated following temporary closure due to a storm. As of about 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, Highway 41/Wawona Road was reopened to traffic between Wawona and Yosemite Valley. Big Oak Flat Road/Highway 120 between Big ...

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Camping with Sally in Yosemite Valley

My dog Sally is now a BARK Ranger and we want to share what we learned when we headed to Yosemite Valley to do some camping, checking out the dogwood blooms and exploring the trails where dogs are allowed. Where: Yosemite National Park Difficulty: Easy Elevation Range: 3,888 to 4,129′ Date: May 13 – 15, 2019 Maps: El Capitan Dog ...

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Current Road Conditions In Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE – With storms continuing to move through the area, visitors to Yosemite National Park (YNP) should check for changing road conditions as they travel into the park. Weather events could prompt closures at any time. As of noon May 24, the Glacier Point Road, Wawona Road (Highway 41) El Portal Road (Highway 140), Mariposa Grove Road, all roads within ...

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Tourism To Yosemite Creates Over $624 Million In Economic Benefits

YOSEMITE – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 4,009,438 visitors to Yosemite National Park in 2018 spent $495,245,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 6,184 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $624,129,000, according to the NPS report. “Over 4 million visitors a year come from California, ...

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Busy Weekend Expected In Yosemite, What You Need To Know

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is preparing for an extremely busy Memorial Day weekend and officials expect high visitation from Friday, May 24, through Monday, May 27. Visitors are encouraged to arrive in the park before 9 a.m. or after 5 p.m. Once in the park, visitors are urged to park their vehicles at the Yosemite Village, Yosemite Falls, or ...

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Growing Tomatoes in the Hot, Dry Sierra Foothills — Part 3

By Bob Labozetta —  This final part of a three-part series on growing tomatoes in our hot, dry climate details proper cultivation techniques. In areas with no natural shade use shade cloth to cool tomatoes during the hours of most intense sunlight — usually between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Orient the shade structure so it is open to the ...

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Glacier Point Road To Remain Closed Through The Weekend

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park officials have announced that the Glacier Point Road will remain closed to all vehicular traffic, including bicycles, through Sunday, May 19, due to current snow and ice accumulation on the road, and incoming winter storm systems that are expected to result in additional snow accumulation above 5,000 feet. Glacier Point Road will remain closed until ...

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