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Yosemite Prescribed Fire Starts This Week in Wawona

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–Yosemite Fire management is preparing to continue prescribed burning operations in the coming days on the Studhorse Units 1 and 2. These are south of the Wawona community and two miles northwest of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. To maintain the safety of park visitors and allow fire management operations to be conducted, there are temporary trail ...

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36th Annual Raymond Parade Celebrates Small Town America

RAYMOND–Join Us in Celebrating Raymond, a Small Town with a Big Heart! This exciting event includes the parade commencing at the Raymond Museum and an afternoon raffle. Chairs and family-friendly setups are recommended for comfortable viewing. The Raymond Community Association proudly sponsors this event on the third Saturday of April. The event is a wonderful opportunity to experience the charm of ...

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Yosemite Continues Prescribed Burning

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–Yosemite Fire management is preparing to continue prescribed burning operations in the coming days on the Studhorse unit, which is south of the Wawona Hotel. Previous firing operations took place mid to late April 2023 and burned approximately 90 acres of the 260-acre unit. Conditions permitting, ignitions plan to take place at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May ...

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Yosemite Upcoming Prescribed Burn in the Wawona Area

YOSEMITE–Yosemite Fire is assessing conditions to conduct prescribed burning operations in the Studhorse area (south of the Wawona Hotel) this week. If conditions allow, active burning may take place on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, and Thursday, April 20, 2023. Fire crews plan to target approximately 150 acres on the northeastern side of Wawona Road (Highway 41) and will have traffic ...

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35th Annual Raymond Parade Coming This Weekend

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RAYMOND — The 35th Annual Raymond Parade, sponsored by the Raymond Community Association, will be held this weekend starting at high noon at the Raymond Museum. Come have a great time as you see the historic town and participate in an afternoon raffle to help support local scholarships. Date & Time: Saturday, April 15, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...

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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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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

Image one of the many vacation rentals available at The Redwoods In Yosemite.

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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