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Public Meeting On Big Oak Flat Welcome Center And Tuolumne Meadows Parking

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, May 9, at the Groveland Community Hall, 18720 Highway 120, to provide an update on two upcoming projects: the Big Oak Flat Welcome Center and the Tuolumne Meadows Parking Relocation Projects. Park staff will discuss implementation and operations for both projects, which will begin construction in 2020. The ...

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Yosemite Winter Rangers Migrate South For The Season

Written by Tuolunme Winter Ranger Laura Pilewski – YOSEMITE — This is our last post of the winter 2018-2019 season and it is time for us to migrate south to our summer range in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. It has again been a great honor and pleasure serving the public as the Tuolumne Meadows Winter Rangers. No two ...

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Yosemite National Park To Celebrate Earth Day April 20

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park will be celebrating Earth Day, National Junior Ranger Day, National Park Week, and John Muir’s Birthday on Saturday, April 20. There will be activities for all ages throughout the day and all activities are free. Join us at the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center in Yosemite Village from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be ...

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Snow Depth And Coverage Excellent In Tuolumne Meadows

Written by Tuolunme Winter Ranger Laura Pilewski – YOSEMITE –  The weather and ski conditions this week were nearly a carbon copy of last week. We still have not had an extended period of high pressure ridging to bring warm/dry weather to the central Sierra this ski season for more than just a few days at a time. There were ...

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Collect Trading Cards To Win An Adventure In Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — They are fast, tough, smart, sweet, sneaky, showy, social and definitely loud — they are Visit Yosemite | Madera County’s official Welcoming Committee, and they’re about to take Madera County, Bass Lake and Yosemite National Park by storm with a campaign starting Monday, April 1. “The Welcoming Committee campaign was designed to showcase attractions in Madera County, ...

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Roadwork Continues On Highway 41 Near Yosemite

FISH CAMP — Caltrans has announced that a culvert repair project north of the Narrow Gauge Inn will continue with crews on scene for the next three to four weeks, as they continue to fix the roadway ahead of the busy spring travel season. In cooperation with Agee Construction, the work on Highway 41 in Mariposa County north of Mill ...

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Mariposa Grove Opens Soon, Free Visitor Shuttle Resumes Service

YOSEMITE — The Mariposa Grove Road will reopen to automobiles on Friday, Apr. 12, officials in Yosemite National Park announced today. The free visitor shuttle to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will also resume service for the busy summer season on the same day. When the shuttles are running, visitors should park at the South Entrance parking area and ...

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Yosemite Conservancy Provides $15.3 Million in Support

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Conservancy is providing $15.3 million in support to Yosemite National Park in 2019. Among nearly 50 programs and grants the Conservancy is backing this year are the protection of the rare Sierra Nevada red fox, revitalizing wetlands, and funding volunteer programs. “With four million visitors each year, Yosemite needs to be nurtured to remain a national treasure,” ...

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Butterflies And Snow: Yosemite Winter Rangers Report

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski’s latest report from the field on Apr. 3: New snow: 21 inches Total settled snow depth: 90 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 49°F (April 1) Low temperature: 4°F (March 29) Ski Conditions and Weather This week saw typical unsettled spring conditions with everything from thunder-snow squalls, high winds, corn snow ...

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Delays Expected This Month On Highway 41 Near Fish Camp

FISH CAMP — Travelers on a busy corridor leading to Yosemite National Park can expect delays this month due to necessary repair work on the roadway. Caltrans, in cooperation with Agee Construction, has announced one-way traffic control on Highway 41 near the community of Fish Camp in Mariposa County for four weeks as part of a culvert and roadway repair ...

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