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Multiple Search and Rescues in Madera County Foothills

MADERA COUNTY— The Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) reports that shortly before 11:30am on June 19, 2024, their Communications Center received an emergency call reporting an unresponsive female in the water near Angel Falls. Search and Rescue teams, along with USFS, Madera County Fire & CALFire, Sierra Ambulance, and the CHP H-40 helicopter responded to the area. During the operation, ...

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What to Expect in Yosemite National Park in 2024

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – What can visitors expect in Yosemite National Park for 2024? There are notable improvements to some of the park’s most visited spots headlined by the renovated approach to iconic Bridalveil Fall, now open to visitors and offering a front-row view of the 620-foot roaring waterfall that millions see each year entering Yosemite Valley. The new Yosemite ...

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Yosemite Hiking Trail Closed Indefinitely Due to Rockslide

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–Yosemite officials have announced that on April 15, a large rockfall occurred from the slope above the John Muir Trail. The rockfall happened between Clark Point and the top of Nevada Fall, sending hundreds of boulders onto the trail. In the current state of the trail, boulders, trees, and other debris, spanning approximately 1,000 feet, obstruct the trail. ...

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Staying Safe in the National Forests Memorial Day Weekend

Image of a waterfall at Yosemite.

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — With the strong storms and heavy snow over the past few months, some forest areas and sites are closed due to lingering snowpack, flooding or road damage. Crews are using all available resources to get these areas open and safe for the public to enjoy. “With the record precipitation we expect to be busy at our national ...

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