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Hiking From Glacier Point to Illilouette and Nevada Falls With Sooty Grouse

1 trail with 4 incredible waterfalls! That is exactly what the Panorama Trail off of Glacier Point delivered, along with a Sooty Grouse looking for love.Where: Yosemite National ParkDistance: 13.49 MilesDifficulty: Moderate to StrenuousElevation Range: 5,782′ to 7,276′Date: May 3, 2021CALTOPO: Glacier Point to Illilouette and Nevada FallsDog Hike? No I headed up Highway 41 through the South Entrance to ...

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The FREE Oakhurst Trolley Is Here

Getting around this mountain town gets a big boost of excitement with the announcement of the Oakhurst Trolley!  Southern Yosemite has a NEW Treat – Riders Can Enjoy The FREE Oakhurst Trolley All Summer OAKHURST – Here for the summer, the Oakhurst Trolley (OT), or more affectionately known as the “OT,” becomes a Yosemite treat for visitors and residents spending ...

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Local MET Theater Changes Name

Hello, Movie Heroes! Exciting Things are on the Horizon! Besides Being Able to Open on the 7th, We Are Moving Forward on Many Fronts OAKHURST – The first and the main point of this announcement is that we are updating the name of the theater. The original owners of the theater, Rusty and Sara Murphy, named the theater after their ...

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Yosemite To Implement Pilot Permit System

Yosemite National Park to Implement a Pilot Overnight Climbing Permit System Beginning on Friday, May 21, 2021  Yosemite National Park – All visitors planning to overnight on any rock climbing routes in Yosemite National Park will be required to obtain an overnight wilderness climbing permit beginning on May 21, 2021. This pilot program is being implemented to better understand how park ...

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State Route 49 Repaving Project

CALTRANS Launches State Route 49 Repaving Project in Mariposa County With More Than 34 Lane Miles To Be Improved MARIPOSA — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will improve driving conditions by repairing and repaving State Route 49 from the Mariposa/Madera county line to the Route 49/Route 140 south junction in Mariposa. The $20.75 million project – awarded to Teichert ...

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Visit Yosemite Madera County

Mariposa Grove Open with no Shuttle Bus Operation.  OAKHURST – The Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park is open for the season. Please note the following: – There will be no Shuttle Bus operation this season. – Visitors may park their cars at the Mariposa Grove Welcome Plaza and then hike/walk up either the Washburn Trail or the Grove Road, ...

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Mariposa Pedestrian Safety Project

Mariposa Pedestrian Safety Project Scheduled To Begin On State Route 140/Route 49 to 12th Street In Mariposa MARIPOSA – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin work to improve pedestrian safety and traffic conditions from the State Route 140/ Route 49 south junction to 12th Street in the beautiful town of Mariposa. Work is scheduled to begin in May ...

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Wildfire Preparedness Week

CAL FIRE Urges Personal Responsibility in Protecting Against Wildfire – Do Your Part to Protect Your Community – Create Defensible Space and Harden Your Home “Wildfire Preparedness Week” is May 2-8” Sacramento – Being proactive and prepared for wildfire is crucial to making our communities more resilient to the impacts of wildfire. You can dramatically increase your safety and the ...

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Hiking Mirror Lake Loop Trail With Dogwood Blooms & A Bear

Checking out dogwood blooms and waterfalls in Yosemite Valley is an annual thing for me but I sure didn’t expect to meet a bear while hiking on the Mirror Lake Loop Trail. Where: Yosemite National ParkDistance: 7.25 MilesDifficulty: EasyElevation Range: 3,983′ – 4,285′Date: April 30, 2021CALTOPO: Curry Village to Mirror Lake Loop TrailDog Hike? Maybe I maximized my dogwood viewing ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Off the Beaten Track

Image of Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite.

While Yosemite is known for popular landmarks and trails, some of its most interesting locations are sometimes found off the beaten path. See the 360° immersive VR experience here. One of these is the Old Big Oak Flat Road – the original toll road into Yosemite Valley, built (primarily by hand) in the 1870s. The wide and gently graded road ...

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