YOSEMITE — All visitors, employees and residents are invited to enjoy a morning in Yosemite National Park at an apple picking party. This is an annual event that was started as part of efforts to help reduce bear-human contact in the park, and to help keep Yosemite bears wild.
The historic apple orchard near Curry Village produces apples which attract bears to developed areas and alter their natural diets. By removing the apples, rangers say bears will return to natural food sources found throughout the park and not become exposed to humans and their food.
The special event will take place Thursday, July 26 at Curry Village Apple Orchard from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Parking will not be allowed in the Curry Village Orchard Lot from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.