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Tioga Road In Yosemite Opens With Limited Access

YOSEMITE — For visitors interested in crossing the Sierra, just in time for the official start of summer, Yosemite National Park announces limited access to Tioga Road (Highway 120 East). Tioga Road will be open to all vehicles, including bicycles, beginning on Friday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. No parking ...

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First Bear Incidents This Season In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — There have been three bear incidents so far this season with a total property damage of $190. One bear has been hit by a vehicle near Foresta. Compared to this same week in 2018 (the lowest year on record for bear incidents), bear incidents in 2019 are the same as last year, and damage amounts (in dollars) are ...

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‘Visions Of The Stone Monkeys’ Yosemite Climbing Culture Talk

MARIPOSA — The speaker series surrounding A History of Rock Climbing in Yosemite Valley continues at the Mariposa Museum with climber and photographer Dean Fidelman on Friday, June 21 at 6 pm. Featuring artifacts from iconic first climbing ascents in Yosemite Valley, the Mariposa Museum and History Center and Yosemite Climbing Association installed A History of Rock Climbing in Yosemite Valley in ...

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SAR Teams Demo Swift Water Rescues In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — The Merced River pushes past spectators with enormous gusto, as temperatures rise and the annual spring runoff causes rivers and creeks to run very high. This cold and swiftly moving water creates a hazard even for the strongest of swimmers. In the past decade there have been 22 water-related fatalities within Yosemite National Park, according to authorities. Many ...

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Hiking the Wawona Meadow Loop

We heard a rumor that some very pretty flowers were showing off on the Wawona Meadow Loop Trail, so you know where we headed. It was a short hike in cooler country and that rumor was true! Many beautiful wildflowers along the way and this one is also a good dog hike. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 4.21 miles Difficulty: ...

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Sneak Peek of Tioga Pass Frozen Lakes

Tioga Road wasn’t open yet but those high lakes were calling me and it was well worth it to me to take the long way around to get there. Tioga Road through Yosemite National Park will soon be open but here is a sneak peek from my adventure over there June 5 and 6 this past week. So I drove ...

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Higher Temps, Swift Currents, Icy Waters Make Rivers Dangerous

MOUNTAIN AREA — The return of much warmer weather Sunday through Tuesday will cause an increase in snowmelt over the higher elevations of the Sierra — leading to a rise in water levels on rivers and streams during the early part of the week, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The normal water rises each night will heighten the ...

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Glacier Point Road Reopens In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park officials have announced that, as of 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, the Glacier Point Road is once again open to all vehicular traffic, including bicycles. The road was closed at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, due to an accumulation of snow and the pending arrival of another series of late-season storms set to ...

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Current Road Conditions In Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE – With storms continuing to move through the area, visitors to Yosemite National Park (YNP) should check for changing road conditions as they travel into the park. Weather events could prompt closures at any time. As of noon May 24, the Glacier Point Road, Wawona Road (Highway 41) El Portal Road (Highway 140), Mariposa Grove Road, all roads within ...

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Tourism To Yosemite Creates Over $624 Million In Economic Benefits

YOSEMITE – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 4,009,438 visitors to Yosemite National Park in 2018 spent $495,245,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 6,184 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $624,129,000, according to the NPS report. “Over 4 million visitors a year come from California, ...

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