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Yosemite National Park Hantavirus Outbreak Notice

September 4, 2012, 1:14 pm
On August 27, 2012, The National Park Service (NPS) announced that there were 3 confirmed cases and 1 probable case of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) in visitors who stayed at Curry Village in Yosemite National Park since June of this year. Public health officials believe that these visitors may ...

YARTS adds daily bus trips, Tuolumne route to Yosemite

May 29, 2012, 9:45 am
In an attempt to address vehicle overcrowding in Yosemite Valley, Park Service officials have dedicated one-time funding to expand bus service to the park from nearby communities. Under the pilot program, the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System will add routes this summer in Merced, Mariposa and Mono counties, and will ...

The Yosemite February Firefall

February 23, 2012, 1:58 pm
For two weeks in February Horsetail Fall in Yosemite National Park bursts into a remarkable, searing orange streak. The phenomenon occurs on the eastern edge of El Capitan during sunset as the setting rays perfectly reflect off the waterfall, creating a vivid ribbon of neon orange against shadowy granite ...

Badger Pass Ski Area in Yosemite Opens Jan. 26

January 26, 2012, 11:15 am
By: DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc. The 77th winter season at Badger Pass Ski Area begins Thursday, Jan. 26, after recent snow storms dropped more than 24 inches of snow; making now the perfect time for riders and skiers of every level to plan a Northern California snowboarding ...

What You Need to Know to Hike Half Dome

January 13, 2012, 2:07 pm
Half Dome Trail in Yosemite National Park is so popular that permits are now required every day for all visitors.This is an interim measure to address crowding and safety along the Half Dome Trail while the park develops a long-term plan to manage use on the Half Dome Trail. A ...

Cross-Country Skiing to Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park

November 11, 2011, 10:11 am
The trip to Glacier Point is a long, but easy ski along a paved road that has groomed tracks. Because of the distance (10.5 miles one way, 21 miles round trip) only the fittest cross-country skiers can make it there and back in one day. Most skiers traveling to ...

Three Hikers Presumed Dead in Yosemite

July 21, 2011, 12:11 pm
Three visitors are presumed dead after plunging over Vernal Fall on Tuesday afternoon. Hormiz David, 22, Ninos Yacoub, 27, and Ramina Badal, 21, all from California, came to the park for a day trip with a group of family and friends. They were seen entering the water above Vernal ...

Explore National Parks by Taking the Shuttle

June 16, 2011, 10:21 am
Vacations are meant to be relaxing, not spent in traffic. If you are planning to visit a national park during peak season, consider taking a shuttle. Not only do you avoid the hassle of driving, but you’re helping reduce emissions and noise in the park.   Acadia National Park From late June ...

Ansel Adams in Yosemite

June 16, 2011, 10:00 am
by Larson Harley As the road unwinds toward the heart of Yosemite Valley, magnificent monoliths of granite rock tower over the landscape as a backdrop over a giant, natural stage. The Merced River snakes along the entrance roads, teasing the viewer with deceivingly cold, crystal-clear waters. You’ll pass by black ...

Yosemite cracks down on scalpers

June 8, 2011, 2:32 pm
Campers who show up at Yosemite National Park with scalped campsite reservations may find themselves out of luck and without any place to stay. Yosemite National Park officials announced Tuesday that they are cracking down on widespread abuses of the reservation system for popular campgrounds in the park. Starting today, arriving ...

The Ahwahnee Reopens Today After Multiple Renovation Projects

March 18, 2011, 10:43 am
The Ahwahnee, a full-service, AAA Four-Diamond property that opened in 1927, will reopen today after completion of a multi-million upgrade to the fire, life and safety systems and a remodel of its guest rooms, public spaces and exterior areas.  The Ahwahnee, a member of Historic Hotels of America, was ...

Yosemite's SpringFest 2011 at Badger Pass Slated for April 2nd

March 7, 2011, 8:41 am
Each year Yosemite National Park’s ski resort, Badger Pass, celebrates the end of ski season with SpringFest. The snow-covered mountain that is traditionally used for winter activities like snowboarding and skiing becomes a playground for a one-day festival. On SpringFest, new types of activities take hold. Everyone is invited ...

Reservations for Half Dome Begin March 1

February 11, 2011, 9:45 am
Yosemite National Park will require Day Use Permits seven days per week to climb Half Dome during the summer 2011 season. Day Use Permits were required Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays during the 2010 summer season. However, due to high volumes of people on the cables during the non ...

Sierra Nevada Geotourism Project: Source for Travel Information

February 1, 2011, 7:53 am
A new resource is available to travelers to the Seierra Nevada Region. Discover what's special about the Sierra Nevada at sierranevadageotourism.org. Use interactive maps or select a region and explore the communities, activities, flavors, and uncommon beauty of this extraordinary corner of California. Submit content to tell your story and ...

A Sierra Nevada Submersion: Hut-to-Hut Snowshoeing in Yosemite National Park

January 25, 2011, 10:31 am
John Muir said that going outside for a day is akin to “going in.” According to the famed conservationist and explorer, backcountry endeavors are about submergence. On a three-day, hut-to-hut snowshoe trip in Yosemite National Park, two friends and I get in deep – real deep – with the ...