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Yosemite Opening Glacier Point Road

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–Yosemite National Park (YNP) officials have announced that Glacier Point Road will be open starting Saturday, July 1st. According to park officials, the road will be open on weekends only starting July 1st. The road will be open: -July 1 from 6 am through July 4th at 10 pm -July 8 from 6 am through July 9th at ...

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Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon Right Around the Corner!

Image of swimmers at the start of a triathlon.

BASS LAKE — Triathlon has a long history at Bass Lake. At the dawn of triathlon, the 1983 and 1984 USA Triathlon (USAT) and United States Triathlon Series (USTS)  National Championships were held here. The Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon has firmly established itself as one of the “Go To” triathlons in California. It’s going to be an incredible experience for ...

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Take Madera County’s Fossils to Falls Four-Day Road Trip

Image of a wooly mammoth skeleton at the Fossil Discovery Center.

MADERA COUNTY — Enjoy the best of Madera County on the Fossils to Falls Trail, a four-day road trip! On your trip, collect the Welcoming Committee’s trading cards at ten destinations and discover the best attractions in Yosemite’s Southern Gateway. Participants can use their trading cards to enter the Yosemite Adventure Contest grand prize drawing. Day 1 Start your journey ...

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Step Back in Time at Badger Pass Ski Area

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Looking to enjoy the snow without the throngs of people? Then skip the crowds & spend more time enjoying the great wintry outdoors. It’s time to head over to the Badger Pass Ski Area. From downhill skiing to snow tubing, Nordic and every other snow-filled activity you could imagine, it’s your one-stop shop for winter-time family fun. ...

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What to Expect When Traveling to Yosemite’s Horsetail Fall

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — The sight of a ribbon of “fire” off a cliffside is something you would imagine seeing in a Lord of the Rings film. And as such, the “legend” of the annual formation of the Horsetail Fall as Yosemite’s natural Firefall has become a global phenomenon. With that being said, here’s the scoop on Horsetail Fall.   For ...

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Happy 132nd Birthday, Yosemite National Park!

Happy 132nd birthday, Yosemite! May you have many more!!

Happy Birthday Yosemite! Visit this October and help celebrate the 132nd birthday of Yosemite National Park! History of Yosemite National Park Yosemite National Park is located in central California, straddling the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Many famous explorers and naturalists have passed through this area including John Muir (a strong proponent for protecting the area’s forests), John Wesley Powell (who ...

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Snowshoeing Through History Along The Merced Crest

Spectacular views were the big draw for snowshoeing the Merced Crest and we also got in a great workout. But wait, there is more! We followed the footsteps of a man who has 2 graves, a Chinese woman who was auctioned off for $800 back in the 1850’s, a Saloon Keeper and an early Yosemite Ranger.Where: Yosemite National ParkDistance: 6.97 ...

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History Mystery #106: The Adventurous Miss Kitty

Image of the "Two Kitties."

By Debby Carter, Librarian, Sierra Historic Sites Association You’ve probably seen this famous old photo of two daring ladies posing at Glacier Point. In the August 16, 1962, issue of the Sierra Star, the photo was posted requesting any information about these two ladies. Two weeks later, a letter to the editor was posted in the Star with just that ...

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Hiking From Glacier Point Road to Sentinel Dome & Taft Point

The clock is ticking this year to drive on Glacier Point Road and out to those wonderful trailheads along it’s way. When Glacier Point Road closes this year, it will be closed for at least a year due to construction. This week, I headed to two destinations full of amazing views from the Taft Point Trailhead, Sentinel Dome and Taft ...

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