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Celebration of Life for Walt Blackhall

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Walter Stanley Blackhall April 24, 1928 – July 27, 2022 OAKHURST — Walter Stanley Blackhall passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 27, at his home in Oakhurst, CA. He was born in Fresno, CA, on April 24, 1928, to Peter and Louise Blackhall. He began living in these mountain communities in 1957 when he and his young wife moved to ...

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Yosemite Daily Conditions and Weather Report

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MADERA COUNTY — Please see the attached PDFs from Visit Yosemite – Madera County for the Daily Conditions Report and for current weather conditions. Daily Conditions Report (PDF) Current Weather Conditions (PDF) The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will reopen on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 8 a.m. The Mariposa Grove shuttle will be operating.   Some areas remain closed: 🌲The Washburn Trail (between ...

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The Redwoods In Yosemite Has Officially Reopened

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WAWONA — We are excited to confirm that as of July 28, 2022, visitors of Yosemite National Park are able to stay in their vacation home rental accommodations at The Redwoods In Yosemite. Yosemite National Park day-use reservations are not required for Redwood’s guests. As usual, you can make a cabin or vacation home reservation online at redwoodsinyosemite.com. The wedding ...

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Wawona In Yosemite Reopens After Washburn Fire

WAWONA — Two weeks ago, the residents and visitors in the Wawona community of  Yosemite National Park were given a mandatory evacuation order due to the Washburn Fire. The Washburn Fire started on July 7th, 2022 near the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. The fire is currently 4,866 acres and 87% contained. Fire officials expect to have it completely contained ...

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Washburn Fire Update with Tentative Reopening for South Entrance to Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–The Washburn Fire has been burning since July 7th, 2022, in Yosemite National Park (YNP) near the Mariposa Grove. The fire is currently 4,856 acres and 58% contained. There is 1330 total personnel on the fire. Wawona Road (continuation of Highway 41 into Yosemite) between the South Entrance and Yosemite Valley will tentatively reopen to visitors on Saturday, July ...

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Washburn Fire: Residents Return to Wawona as Containment Grows

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–The Washburn Fire has been burning since July 7th, 2022, in Yosemite National Park (YNP) near the Mariposa Grove. The fire is currently 4,911 acres and 50% contained. On Sunday, July 17, 2022, residents and property owners returned to a smoky Wawona and this morning, Monday, July 18, 2022, the Wawona Road (Highway 41) was opened for employees only. ...

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Washburn Fire Evacuees to Return Home

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–The Washburn Fire has been burning since July 7th, 2022, in Yosemite National Park (YNP) near the Mariposa Grove. The fire is currently 4,822 acres and 37% contained. One week ago the residents and visitors of Wawona and the campgrounds were evacuated. Tomorrow, Sunday, July 17th, the residents and property owners will be allowed to return. However, the ...

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Washburn Fire Managers Report 31% Contained

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–The Washburn Fire is currently burning within the Yosemite National Park (YNP) boundary near the Mariposa Grove area. The Mariposa Grove is closed indefinitely. The community of Wawona has been evacuated including residents, employees, and park guests. The southern entrance to YNP via Highway 41 through Oakhurst is closed. The majority of YNP is open and can be accessed ...

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Yosemite’s Washburn Fire Enters Sierra National Forest

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–The Washburn Fire is currently burning within the Yosemite National Park (YNP) boundary near the Mariposa Grove area. The Mariposa Grove is closed indefinitely. The community of Wawona has been evacuated including residents, employees and park guests. The southern entrance to YNP via Highway 41 through Oakhurst is closed. We will be adding updates to this article , please ...

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Washburn Fire Continues to Threaten Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–The Washburn Fire is currently burning within the Yosemite National Park (YNP) boundary near the Mariposa Grove area. The Mariposa Grove is closed indefinitely. The community of Wawona has been evacuated including residents, employees and park guests.  We will be adding updates to this article, please check back often. Helpful Links are at the bottom of the page. ...

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