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In celebration of Earth Day and the first day of National Park Week, entry fees for Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System will be free. Admission fees are waived at all national parks on Saturday, including nearby Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park as part of ...
The spectacle of Yosemite Valley and its massive, looming granite walls makes it easy to forget that there are four million acres of protected wilderness within the boundaries of this national park. Tackling the vast Yosemite wilderness means backpackers can escape the crowds that gather along the park's ...

SAN FRANCISCO — Yosemite National Park reopened Sunday after flooding that washed out roads during a strong Pacific storm, park officials said. Forecasters said up to 6 inches (15 centimeters) of rain fell over two days as rivers swelled in Northern California. Roads within Yosemite Valley were ...
Yosemite National Park is closing to visitors ahead of a spring storm that is expected to bring flooding to the popular valley floor. Visitors will no longer be able to enter Yosemite Valley starting at noon Friday, and tourists who are already there will be asked to leave at 5 p.m. No services will be available.
A flood warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Pohono Bridge, which spans the Merced River in Yosemite National Park. The weather service said flood stage could be reached Saturday morning, when the river is forecast to rise to 10 feet. It will then crest at 15 feet by early ...
In most U.S. cities, a Starbucks is never too far away, and now even in the middle of a redwood forest there's a tall latte nearby. Starbucks opened a store in California's Yosemite National Park on March 16, the company's first location in a National Park. Not everyone is thrilled. More than 25,000 people ...

This April 2013 image shows Half Dome, the iconic granite peak in Yosemite National Park in California. (AP Photo/Kathy Matheson). KFSN. By Ricky Courtney. Friday, March 16, 2018 10:37PM. FRESNO, Calif --. Hiking to the top of Yosemite National Park's Half Dome is one of the world's most spectacular hikes. It starts on ...
Ski Conditions and Weather: The weather this week was dominated by spring like temperatures and ski conditions, although dry powder snow could still be found on north aspects, and at the highest elevations. The snow surface elsewhere was more spring like after numerous melt freeze cycles this week.
This comes on top of 51 inches measured in a four-day period at the turn of the month. Locals only: Only 4 percent of the year's visitors to Yosemite National Park arrive in March, according to park headquarters (6 percent in April). Most of those are from the San Joaquin Valley, Sacramento and the Bay Area ...
For those looking to escape Los Angeles's monotonous weather and polluted city air, Yosemite National Park is the ideal retreat (the 5 hour drive flies by with a quick pit stop at In-N-Out Burger), particularly in the winter, when the crowds subside and it's possible to experience all four seasons in just one day ...
Yosemite National Park is seeking the public's help in locating a man named Alan Chow. Chow was last seen at the Hetch Hetchy entrance on Friday, Feb. 17. The park posted to Facebook on Wednesday seeking information about Chow's whereabouts. No information on Chow's age or place of residence ...
Simple enough. They just claimed that they owned the rights to all those famous names that park visitors have gotten used to. Curry Village? We own the name. Ahwahnee? We own the name. Yosemite Lodge and Wawona? We own them too. Naming rights for selling shirts saying Yosemite National Park?
Every February in Yosemite National Park, the beginning of the month is marked by a brilliant orange phenomenon: The "firefall," also known as the event which transforms Horsetail Falls into a fiery cascade over rock formation El Capitan when the sunset hits the water. However, a particularly dry season ...
February 12, 2018 - Yosemite National Park announces the release of the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment (Bridalveil Fall EA). The public comment period for the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment is currently open and will be open until March 14, 2018.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. - The thousands of amateur and professional photographers who usually flock to Yosemite National Park every February to capture the setting sun hit Horsetail Fall to create a stunning “firefall,” are likely to be disappointed. Park officials say the fall is dry with no rain in ...
Of foremost importance is the lack of model projected moisture or qpf with this low. Yes, the track is favorable for some threat of rain and low elevation snow however projected amounts remain generally under one-tenth of an inch in most locations. Sunday A 30 percent chance of rain after 4pm. Increasing ...
The San Francisco Chronicle reports Yosemite has instituted a new reservation system this year to end traffic jams and pedestrian safety problems when spectators flock to Horsetail Falls on the east side of El Capitan to see the fiery orange glow at sunset. The annual February event is known to attract over ...

... the sun hits Horsetail Fall at sunset just so and makes the waterfall glow like it's on fire. At times, more than 1,000 vehicles have crammed into Yosemite Valley to watch the experience, creating safety issues between pedestrians and motorists, according to a news release from Yosemite National Park.
January 25, 2018 - Yosemite National Park announces Michael Pieper as the 2016 Recipient of the National Park Service (NPS) Pacific West Regional Director's Award for Natural Resource Stewardship through Maintenance. Michael is a Civil Engineer in Yosemite National Park and he has been ...
Ski Conditions and Weather: This was the first week that actually felt like winter in the Yosemite high country this season. Cold temperatures and a little bit of snow made things look more wintry as well. The snowpack is still shallow at 8,600 feet yosemite unicorn creek blog (10-16 inches), but as one ...
Nearly 23,000 people have signed a petition expressing "deep dissatisfaction" with the decision to open a Starbucks at Yosemite National Park. The Starbucks, which is slated to open this spring, would not be a freestanding store but rather part of a food court attached to Yosemite Lodge. Online protesters ...
The acting director of the National Park Service in Washington, D.C., longtime veteran of the agency Michael T. Reynolds, will take over as superintendent of Yosemite National Park, the U.S. Interior Department announced Wednesday. Reynolds, who has been serving in the park service's top job since ...
The acting director of the National Park Service was shuffled out of his job Wednesday, reassigned to head Yosemite National Park while being replaced with a retired parks official who was once accused of skirting environmental law but is believed to be more sympathetic to President Trump's direction for ...
According to reports, a Starbucks could soon be coming to Yosemite National Park. The park's concessionaire, Yosemite Hospitality (a division of Aramark), is working with the global coffee chain to begin selling Starbucks coffee in the food court at Yosemite Valley Lodge. According to Lisa Cesaro, ...
The couple from Modesto overheard at a Denny's that Yosemite National Park wasn't charging entrance fees because of the government shutdown. ... Several bathrooms were shut down included this one at the highway 120 entrance in Yosemite National Park, in Yosemite, Calif., on Monday Jan. 22, 2018.
Earlier this month, The Fresno Bee reported that a Starbucks outpost would open in Yosemite National Park this spring. Almost immediately, a petition was started on Change.org to stop the Starbucks, saying “multinational corporations have no place in our national parks.” So far, more than 21,000 people ...
•National parks: Parts of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Point Reyes National Seashore, Yosemite National Park and other parks would close. However, closures in many areas would not be fully enforced. The Presidio in San Francisco would remain mostly open. •Benefits: Social Security and ...
Water cascades from Bridalveil Fall from Tunnel View in Yosemite National Park. Robert Galbraith. Since the petition's creation, the majority of the original job postings for the Yosemite Valley Lodge Starbucks have been taken down, but the opening for Starbucks Store Manager remains on Indeed.
An online petition to stop a Starbucks from being added to Yosemite National Park is rapidly gaining steam, with thousands of people supporting efforts to stop the international coffee chain from entering the protected land. The change.org petition has received over 12,000 signatures in nine days, according ...
Yosemite National Park officials are looking for a missing 41-year-old man whose rental car was reported overdue. A search for Maximillian L. Schweitzer, who goes by “Max,” started Jan. 4 when his rental vehicle was found at Camp 4, near Yosemite Valley Lodge. Schweitzer is a white man with brown hair ...
Over 9,000 people have signed a Change.org petition to prohibit a Starbucks from opening up shop in Yosemite National Park. Once the digital document reaches 10,000 supporters, it will be delivered to Rep. Tom McClintock, who represents the congressional district in which the park is located, and to ...
FILE - This August 2011 file photo shows Half Dome and Yosemite Valley in a view from Glacier Point at Yosemite National Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Tracie Cone, File). KGO. Saturday, January 06, 2018 04:26PM. YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (KGO) --. Lattes and Half Dome have become a controversial topic. Starbucks ...
Yosemite regulars appear to be steamed about the idea of park concessions serving an El Cap frap or a Half Dome half-caff from Starbucks, and they've launched a Change.org petition in hopes of stopping the coffee from opening up in the national park. As of Friday morning, more than 4,800 people had ...
Authorities are looking for a 41-year-old man reported missing after an overdue rental car was found at Yosemite National Park on Friday. The national park's social media accounts say officials are looking for Maximillian "Max" Schweitzer, whose descriptions of clothing, gear and direction of travel all unknown. His rental ...
Numerous visitors are expected to visit Yosemite National Park during this week between Christmas and New Year Day. Yosemite National Park Ranger and Spokesperson Jamie Richards was Wednesday's KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”. “Winter is a great time to visit” said Richards, “Winter photographs, ...
For a few weeks in mid-February, Yosemite's seasonal Horsetail Fall turns into a glowing orange or red streak around sunset, reminding some of the park's old fire fall tradition. The illusion of fire falling over Horsetail Falls in Yosemite National Park, seen in this file photo, is a yearly phenomenon. If you want ...
Over the past two weeks, there's been a pretty loud kerfuffle over the proposed addition of a Starbucks to Yosemite National Park. The Fresno Bee — which wins the prize for most adorable newspaper name ever — reported on January 4th that Starbucks won the contract to be installed in the food court ...
A sign is posted at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park in Fredericksburg, Va. on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 advising visitors that some services would be unavailable due to a government shutdown. Reflected in the window is the Sunken Road, the site of fierce fighting during the Battle ...
California's Yosemite National Park is open to visitors despite the federal government shutdown but there'll be nobody to greet them, help them navigate the trails or even make sure they're in the right campground. Spokesman Scott Gediman says the park that boasts the famous granite cliffs of Half Dome ...
Ski Conditions and Weather: The average high temperature for the month of December was 47°F, which is 7 degrees warmer than average for our weather plot here in Tuolumne Meadows. Total snowfall for the month was a paltry five inches with an even more meager water content of 0.17 inches.
Fairly soon you will be able to enjoy viewing the majesty of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park while also sipping on your favorite Starbucks drink. But not everyone thinks it's a good idea. The park's concessionaire, Yosemite Hospitality, a division of Aramark, is working with Starbucks to sell its brew in ...
Electric bus maker Proterra has announced that Yosemite National Park will add two Proterra Catalyst buses to its fleet. Situated in California's iconic Sierra Nevada Mountains, Yosemite represents the first U.S. National Park to permanently add zero-emission buses to its shuttle fleet, offering its visitors a ...
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Yosemite National Park might not seem like an ideal winter destination, particularly if you're from a part of the country where you'd like to trade in road salt for rim salt on your margarita and leave the words "wind chill" behind. But Yosemite in winter is magical, as I discovered ...
Our John Blaine recently went west to walk through Yosemite National Park, take in the sights of San Francisco, and finally, photograph the Giants game at ... Located in California's Sierra Nevada mountain, Yosemite National Park covers over 700,00 acres and is best known for its waterfalls, granite cliffs, ...
The body of a teenager who went missing last week in Yosemite National Park has been found, officials said Wednesday. Gerardo Cruz ...
A Santa Barbara teenager still hasn't been found a week after he went missing in Yosemite National Park, park officials said.
Authorities are searching for a teenager who went missing last week in Yosemite National Park, officials said. Gerardo Cruz Hernandez, 18, ...
Visitors view Half Dome from Glacier Point at Yosemite National Park, Calif. (File photo by Dino Vournas, Associated Press). By Marla Jo Fisher ...
A helicopter view of a waterfall in Yosemite National Park June 19, 2016 in Yosemite Valley. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty ...
November 22, 2017 - BISHOP – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) along with Yosemite National Park have completed the ...


 

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