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Virtual Yosemite: Eastern Sierra Fall Color

Image of the eastern Sierras.

For the interactive 360° VR experience, go to: https://www.virtualyosemite.org/virtual-tour/#node288 Over the past several weeks, Virtual Yosemite has been able to significantly expand their coverage of eastern Sierra gateway locations to Yosemite, during spectacular fall color displays. These locations include Lundy Canyon, Lee Vining Canyon, the June Lake Loop, and other parts of the Mono Basin and Inyo National Forest. Efforts ...

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California Fire Update

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 27, 2020 – Firefighters across California continue to be on high alert as Red Flag Warnings due to strong winds persist today over much of the State. Over 5,000 firefighters are battling 22 wildfires in California. Yesterday, firefighters responded to 42 new wildfires, even under Red Flag Warning conditions, all but three have been contained. Fanned by ...

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Cicely Muldoon is Yosemite National Park’s New Superintendent

WASHINGTON – Oct. 27, 2020 – The National Park Service has selected Cicely Muldoon, a 35-year veteran of the National Park Service, as the new permanent superintendent of Yosemite National Park. Muldoon has been serving as the acting superintendent since January. “Cicely is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding and compassionate leaders across the National Park Service. I’m ...

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Hiking and Wandering Above Helen Lake Along the Kuna Crest

Do you ever hike a familiar trail and wonder what is hiding just over the next ridge? I sure do and had some time to explore the terrain above Helen Lake along the Kuna Crest.Where: Yosemite National ParkDistance: 11.16 MilesDifficulty: Moderate to StrenuousElevation Range: 9,596′ – 11,348′Date: October 19, 2020Maps: Falls Ridge, June Lake Topographic QuadsDog Hike? NoI had been ...

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Visit Yosemite Madera County: Local Happenings and Need to Know

OAKHURST – Oct. 22, 20202 – For current and upcoming local events, please visit our website here:  Visit Yosemite Madera County 10.22.20 Daily Conditions Report    CALIFORNIA ROAD CONDITIONS 10.22.20    Weather Report10.22.20 Trail Crew Blasting Today Trail Crew’s are planning to blast along Aspen Valley Road on Thursday, October 22.  This area will have intermittent closures throughout the day. ...

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California Fire Updates

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 20,2020 – Over 7,000 firefighters remain on the frontlines today of 22 wildfires across the state, 12 of which remain major incidents. Yesterday, firefighters responded to 31 new initial attack wildfires across the State. A Red Flag Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service due to critical fire weather. This warning is in effect through ...

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Visit Yosemite Madera County

10.19.20 Daily Conditions Report          Weather Report10.19.20 Curry Village is closing October 20th. Sierra National Forest (SNF) updated their Forest Closure Order effective October 17th through November 1st.  The simple overview is that the area immediately around Bass Lake and to the northwest in the Bass Lake Ranger District is now open.  Trails such as Willow Creek, ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Surprising Underwater Granite Arch

Image of an underwater arch at Yosemite Park.

For the interactive 360° VR experience, go to: https://www.virtualyosemite.org/virtual-tour/#node278 An unexpected (and somewhat hidden) treasure in Yosemite is a rare geologic formation – a granite arch – found underwater in a river in the Tuolumne Meadows area of Yosemite. It is much less known – and far less visited – than Indian Rock arch, just off the trail to North ...

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Mariposa County Hosting Community Workshops to Seek Public Input on Wildfire Planning Priorities

Image of a forest fire.

MARIPOSA — Through a CAL FIRE grant received by the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council and Mariposa County funding, the Mariposa County Fire Advisory Committee is updating the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP.) This plan assesses local wildfire risk and creates prioritized actions to improve public and first responder safety, manage forests and watersheds, protect critical infrastructure, and reduce property ...

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Visit Yosemite Madera County

10.16.20 Daily Conditions Report              CALIFORNIA ROAD CONDITIONS 10.16.20    Weather Report20201016                       Visit Yosemite/Madera County  REMINDER: Wawona Road Delays Starting Monday, October 19, 2020 crews will begin some additional drainage repairs and shoulder stabilization on the Wawona Road in the former Ferguson Fire burn area ...

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