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Yosemite National Park Seeks Public Input

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–Yosemite National Park (YNP) will begin a second round of civic engagement to address improving visitor experience and access to the busy park during peak season. The park is seeking input on several key concepts to address improving visitors’ access to and experience of the park’s most significant resources and features while ensuring that those resources are protected. ...

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Oak Fire Arson Arrest

MARIPOSA—CAL FIRE Law Enforcement Officers arrested 71-year-old Edward Fredrick Wackerman on Friday, June 16, 2023, in Mariposa County. Through an extensive investigation, Wackerman, a local Mariposa resident, has been identified as the suspect responsible for igniting the Oak fire in July 2022. The Oak fire occurred in the Midpines area in Mariposa County. The Oak fire burned 19,244 acres of ...

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Chateau du Sureau: Yosemite Photography Weekend & More

Image of the Ansel Adams' Gallery at Yosemite.

OAKHURST — The Yosemite Photography Weekend is the first-of-its-kind experience offered in partnership with Château du Sureau, a Relais & Châteaux resort located at the gateway to Yosemite National Park, and The Ansel Adams Gallery, an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service operated in Yosemite Valley by the Ansel Adams family since 1902. Participants will follow in the footsteps of ...

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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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Recreate Responsibly With These Helpful Reminders

Image of a rainbow over El Capitan at Yosemite.

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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What to Expect When Traveling to Yosemite’s Horsetail Fall

Image of Horsetail Fall.

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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The Mariposa Yosemite Symphony Orchestra Returns!

MYSO’s now-legendary 2016 concert atop 7,200-foot Glacier Point, Yosemite NP’s official commemoration of the centenary of the National Park Service (A National Park Service Photo by Al Golub;)

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Yosemite Symphony Orchestra (MYSO), formerly the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra, returns to live public performances this April, following a three-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic. The concerts (specific April weekend to be announced) will be offered as a 7 p.m. Saturday evening event in the Fiester Auditorium at Mariposa County High School, and a Sunday matinee ...

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Winter Service To Yosemite National Park Now Running

Image of Yosemite at night in winter.

MERCED – The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) is now operating its winter schedule for bus service running from Merced and Mariposa to Yosemite National Park. YARTS Highway 140 Winter Schedule (PDF) The Highway 140 service operates year-round but reduces the frequency of service to and from the park after the summer season. YARTS routes into Yosemite that originate ...

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New Job Announcements From the Sierra Nevada Alliance

Image of the Sierra Nevada Alliance logo.

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Sierra Nevada Alliance is a hub for the stewardship of the Sierra Nevada, which they achieve by empowering and collaborating with their partners. The following are recently posted job announcements from their network. If you would like to post a job to the Sierra Nevada Alliance, please e-mail them at info@sierranevadaalliance.org. Community Engagement Manager – Sierra ...

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30th Annual National Trails Day Celebration Coming Soon

Image of two people walking up a mountain.

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Millions of people from across the country will hit the trail on June 4, 2022, to celebrate the 30th Annual American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®. This year’s celebration is about coming together to leave the trails and the outdoor communities better than they found them. Hikers, cyclists, horseback riders, paddlers, trail clubs, federal and local agencies, ...

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