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Fire doesn't deter tourists

July 29, 2008, 9:05 am
A 26,000-acre wildfire burning about 12 miles west of Yosemite Valley has destroyed 12 homes and forced closure of the main road to Yosemite National Park on Monday, but has had little effect on the park beyond obscuring the stunning views and forcing visitors to take cold showers. The blaze, ...

Fire rages unchecked near Yosemite

July 28, 2008, 8:54 am
(07-28) 04:00 PDT Mariposa -- A 26,000-acre wildfire raged out of control Sunday night in steep and rugged canyons 12 miles west of Yosemite, destroying 12 homes and threatening the tiny town of Midpines as firefighters braced for volatile weather conditions during the coming days. The fire, burning just northwest ...

No new cases of virus seen in Yosemite

July 24, 2008, 7:54 am
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK -- Park officials said Wednesday that they haven't seen any new cases of a gastrointestinal illness that sickened hikers and hospitality employees in the Tuolumne Meadows area over the past two weeks. About 30 people came down with symptoms consistent with the norovirus infection at the Tuolumne ...

Tribes Clash, Vying for Place in Yosemite History

June 18, 2008, 8:11 am
Visitors to Yosemite Valley have for decades been taught about the Southern Sierra Miwok, whose ancestral ties to the park are venerated in books, brochures and a replica village built near the park's roaring falls. Now, another band of American Indians is calling part of that story a total invention. Joe ...

Be prepared when backpacking with a baby

May 14, 2008, 11:15 am
It had been at least 24 hours since we had seen other humans, and the trail seemed to be ours alone — gleaming granite slabs, scrabbly switchbacks, glorious glimpses of the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River, and jagged Sierra spires under cloudless skies.But the meditative crunch-crunch-crunch of our ...

What Adams Saw Through His Lens

April 28, 2008, 1:13 pm
Wawona tunnel is a passageway from civilization to natural splendor. The tunnel, dug through a hill on the south side of Yosemite National Park in the 1930s, hides the coming view like a mile-long blindfold.And then you’re there. Pale, curvaceous granite rocks dance in the skyline. Dozens of people ...

Caltrans May Build Yosemite Rock Slide Bypass

April 24, 2008, 1:16 pm
The California Department of Transportation is proposing to build two temporary bridges to bypass a rockslide blocking one of the main routes into Yosemite National Park.The bridges would allow tour buses and other 45-foot vehicles to once again use Highway 140 to access the park. A stretch of the ...

Appeals Court Blocks $100 Million in Yosemite National Park Repairs

April 21, 2008, 5:56 pm
Yosemite National Park must halt more than $100 million in planned construction projects because the developments threaten the park’s fragile ecosystem, a federal appeals court panel ruled March 27.Work on moving campgrounds, rerouting a key access road and upgrading hotel rooms on Yosemite Valley’s floor had been temporarily barred ...