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Spring Arrives In Yosemite’s Tuolumne Meadows

Written by Laura and Rob Pilewski – Spring has arrived in Tuolumne Meadows. This week, the weather held (in chronological order):  rain, heavy snow, thundersnow, southwest wind, northeast wind and, now, sun. The low-density snow that fell at the end of the storm made for some fine, but ephemeral, powder ski conditions. The last two days, a significant upslope wind ...

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Yosemite Conservancy Provides $12.5 Million To Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Conservancy is providing $12.5 million in support to Yosemite National Park to improve the Bridalveil Fall visitor experience, rebuild a section of the trail around Tenaya Lake and collect data using 3-D aerial mapping to improve resource management parkwide, and 34 other projects funded in 2018. “We want everyone’s visit to Yosemite to be inspiring, just like ...

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El Portal Road/Highway 140 Reopens Inside Yosemite

YOSEMITE — The El Portal Road (Highway 140) inside Yosemite National Park will Reopen at 10 a.m. today to all vehicular traffic. The road was closed overnight due to rocks, dirt and debris that had fallen into the road due to heavy precipitation. The Wawona Road (Highway 41) and Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 West) inside Yosemite National Park ...

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Rockfall Closes Highway 140 In Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE – Highway 140 (El Portal Road) inside Yosemite National Park is closed at the park line and the El Portal Road/ Big Oak Flat Road Junction due to a rockfall. Heavy precipitation has caused rocks, dirt and debris to fall in the roadway approximately 1/4 mile east of the park boundary in El Portal. El Portal Road will remain ...

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Tuolumne Winter Conditions Update March 21

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski’s latest blog from Yosemite National Park, for Mar. 21, 2018 — the first report of spring. New snow:  33 inches Total settled snow depth: 38 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 37°F (March 19) Low temperature:  -9°F (March 18) Ski Conditions and Weather  Although the calendar stated that spring had sprung, Mother Nature realized ...

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Snowshoeing to Dewey Point

Bright blue skies with white puffy clouds and plenty of snow to enjoy made it the right time to check out the trail and views from Dewey Point. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 7.41 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevational Range: 7,331′ to 7,569′ Date: March 12, 2018 Map: El Capitan Topographic Map Dog Hike: No Even though snow was late arriving ...

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Yosemite Winter Rangers’ Update For Mar. 14

YOSEMITE – Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski have posted their latest blog on conditions at Tuolumne Meadows — you can follow them every week for up-to-date reports. New snow: 6 inches Total settled snow depth: 28 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 48°F (March 11) Low temperature: 10°F (March 9) Ski Conditions and Weather The weather this week was dominated by spring ...

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Snow Brings Good News For Some Skiers In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — With all the recent snow in the Sierra, there is a bit of good news from the Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area today. In a posting on their Facebook page, they’ve made the following announcement: We are excited to announce the opening of the Nordic Center at Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area with limited services starting March 9, ...

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Winter Storm Warning For Sierra Nevada

YOSEMITE — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to Kings Canyon and Tulare County mountains, including Bass Lake, from 4 a.m Thursday, Mar. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 3. Heavy snow is expected, with total snow accumulations of 18 to 30 inches, and localized amounts up to ...

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