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Walk And Talk With The Redwoods In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – It is always a treat to take a walk or hike in Yosemite National Park (YNP). As the seasons change so does the scenery, with such rapid grace sometimes that nearly every moment on the trail reveals a fresh secret as you move through a landscape filled with treasures of long ago that remain today. Have you ever ...

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Best Bloomers Melodrama Celebrates Yosemite Grant

OAKHURST – By day they may be high school students, lumber store employees or teachers, but at night they transform into characters like villain, victim, victor, hero, heroine, and even, President. That’s the beauty of the Golden Chain Theater (GCT), now presenting a very special performance of “Bonnie Belle’s Best Bloomers,” written by the late Daniel A. Ross. The traditional ...

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Rangers Rescue Teen After Fall In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – A 14-year-old visitor was seriously injured in Yosemite National Park on Thursday, June 19, when he sustained severe head trauma from a fall. According to Public Affairs Officer Kari Cobb, the boy, who is from Fontana, Calif., was on a day trip to Yosemite Valley and was scrambling at the base of Lower Yosemite Fall with family members ...

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The Legend Of The Face On Half Dome

Growing up in Yosemite Valley, I was surrounded every day by incredible natural wonders like Yosemite Falls and El Capitan. These prominent and overpowering features of Yosemite simply cannot be missed, even by the casual visitor who is just passing through. Every rock formation that we see today exists because of its unique granite structure. As glaciers ground their way ...

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Update On The Fireplace Fire In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – The Fireplace Fire was declared 100% contained on Sunday, June 15, at 3.6 acres, a revision of the initial estimate of 5 acres. The fire was reported by Signal Peak Lookout at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 14. It is located in the area of Fireplace Bluffs on the north rim of the Valley, and west of El ...

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Fire Inside Yosemite Nearly Contained

YOSEMITE – A fire that is being called the Fireplace Fire was reported at 6:30 a.m. this morning by Signal Peak Lookout. The fire is burning in Yosemite National Park in the area of Fireplace Bluffs, on the north rim of the Valley, and west of El Capitan. It is between two trails – the Old Coulterville Road, and the ...

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Barry Hance Memorial Award Winners Honored

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher announced yesterday that Julia Parker, Indian Cultural Demonstrator, and Stephen “Stevie” Lynds, Trails Supervisor, are the recipients of the 2013 Barry Hance Memorial Award. Although the award is typically presented to one Yosemite employee annually, the Awards Committee felt that two nominees were deserving of the award, which was given during an ...

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Park Rangers Make A Boy's Wish Come True

YOSEMITE – Gabriel Lawan-Ying, an 8-year-old from Gainesville, Fla., asked the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help him achieve his dream – he wanted to become a Yosemite National Park Ranger. On Monday, Gabriel earned the title of Honorary National Park Ranger after a full day of experiencing what it was like to carry out the duties of a Ranger in Yosemite.

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Construction on Tioga Road Through 2015

YOSEMITE – Road construction on the Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park began this week, and will continue through Sept. 30, 2015. This two-year rehabilitation project is a multi-phased construction project that encompasses improvements to the Tuolumne Grove Parking Lot and the Tioga Road Corridor.

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Busy Summer Weekends Expected In Yosemite Valley

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park anticipates a robust 2014 summer season and offers tips to visitors on how to best enjoy the Yosemite Region during the park’s 150th Anniversary Year. On average, Yosemite National Park sees 3.8 million visitors annually; approximately 55% of those visitors arrive between June and September.

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