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Exploring Diversity: Yosemite’s Protect Your Wild Campaign

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Yosemite Conservancy launched an initiative to engage Millennials and Gen Z in outdoor conservation during National Park Week.  Protect Your Wild challenges people to consider how they protect the wild inside of themselves — and out in the world. “We want to help get more bodies of all shapes, sizes, skin tones, and abilities into the ...

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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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Noma Resort: Hidden Oasis on Yosemite’s Doorstep – Part 2

NORTH FORK—This article is a continuation of last week’s “Noma Resort: Hidden Oasis on Yosemite’s Doorstep.”   Noma Resort sits near the entrance to the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, at the historic apple orchard near Clearwater Fire Station. It’s one of the loveliest areas of the Byway, especially since the devastating forest fires of the last several years. The Leyva Brothers, ...

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Noma Resort: Hidden Oasis on Yosemite’s Doorstep – Part 1

NORTH FORK—Most people who have visited the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway enjoy its peace, unlike the national park to the north.  Likely they consider it an island of tranquility in the midst of a busy world. Noma Resort strives to be part of that serenity. A Partnership of Brothers That’s how the three Leyva brothers (of six total) who partner ...

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Scout Troop 357 to Hold Recruitment Night in North Fork

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NORTH FORK — Scouting teaches many important skills that come in handy later in life, including first aid, cooking, camping, maps, and compasses, just to name a very few. Now your child can join this historic organization as North Fork Boy Scout Troop 357 will be holding a special recruitment night at the Scout Building in North Fork, located near ...

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Boy Scout Troop 357 Helps Out With Roadside Cleanup

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NORTH FORK — On Saturday, January 28, Boy Scout Troop 357 spent several hours picking up trash along the road from the North Fork Scout Building to a point near the old mill site on Mammoth Pool Road. The Scouts gathered up over five full bags of trash along the 9/10 mile span of road. During a previous roadside service ...

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Recreate Responsibly With These Helpful Reminders

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES —  Mother Nature is the best form of therapy. The sound of roaring falls and smell of blooming wildflowers. The deafening silence of freshly fallen snow on the ground. Recreate Responsibly (PDF) Not Just Yosemite But ALL Outdoor Lands Although the main attraction is Yosemite National Park, the idea of recreating responsibly shouldn’t be applied only to the ...

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Eat, Drink & Be Merry in Madera County This Winter

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MADERA COUNTY — Welcome to Madera County, the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park. A fun-filled region of outdoor adventures, wine tasting, fishing, historic museums, and that is just the tip of the iceberg. Bass Lake is a family vacation must, with something to entertain everyone. Discover fishing, hiking, biking trails, wakeboarding, kayaking, paddle boarding, camping, you name it! Whether you’re ...

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Three Search And Rescue Calls Sunday

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MADERA COUNTY–The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is reporting three separate search and rescue calls on Sunday, 9.4.2022. Beginning at 8:35am with the first call and the final call coming in at 4:00pm, conditions all day were considered extreme due to excessive heat. Rescue #1 Lost Hiker at Devils Slide At 8:35am on Sunday 9/4/22, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received ...

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