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News in Yosemite

USGS: Large Trees On Decline In Yosemite

August 4, 2009, 11:20 am
 Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey said Wednesday there are fewer large-diameter trees growing in Yosemite National Park than in years past, most likely because of climate change.Warmer temperatures and smaller snow packs are creating conditions where fewer Ponderosa and sugar pines and other heartier trees can flourish, said ...

Yosemite's Ahwahnee Hotel to be Remodeled

August 4, 2009, 8:16 am
Park rangers say the Ahwahnee could use everything from new carpets to a paint job. They expect the remodel will cost millions and last years. The landmark Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park is due for its first major remodel and seismic upgrade since the stately Art Deco lodge ...

Yosemite National Park Celebrates Arrival of Hybrid Tractors Used in Yosemite Valley Floor Tours

July 28, 2009, 7:35 am
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in Yosemite Valley, Thursday (July 23), to commemorate the arrival of four hybrid (electric/diesel) tractors that will be used in the popular Yosemite Valley Floor Tours. Acting Superintendent Dave Uberuaga and DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite, Inc. Chief Operating Officer Dan Jensen cut ...

What’s happening to Yosemite’s big trees?

July 22, 2009, 11:17 am
The giant trees on the West Coast are awe-inspiring, but surprisingly, they haven’t really been studied much over the long term, notes Peter Bowes of BBC News. The reason?Unlike studies with smaller plants and almost all animals, no individual scientist is able to track a forest giant for its entire ...

Climbing past disability up world’s tallest cliff

July 20, 2009, 2:03 pm
There is nothing so majestic as the sheer rock of a mountain — unless it’s the majesty of the human spirit. Twenty years ago, at the foot of a cliff called El Capitan in California’s Yosemite National Park, I was witness to both.El Capitan is one of the most ...

Yosemite's Kirn Wins Prestigious Award

July 16, 2009, 11:38 am
Yosemite National Park, CA -- Archeologist Laura Kirn has been selected as the 2009 winner of the Goucher College Master of Arts in Historic Preservation Alumnae Prize as the outstanding first year student in the historic preservation graduate program. Specifically Kirn was recognized for her academic paper entitled "Historic Preservation ...

Yosemite Paiutes discover lost treasure

July 16, 2009, 11:27 am
With the internet at our finger tips we Yosemite - Mono Lake Paiutes discovered something amazing that would have gone unnoticed if left to Yosemite National Park Service and their official Indian ethnologist Craig D. Bates. Something that has historical significance to Yosemite, California and cinematic history, and also ...

Weigh in on the future of Yosemite

July 15, 2009, 8:36 am
Yosemite National Park has always been a victim of its massive popularity.The more that people visit it, the more this natural wonder is negatively affected by its admirers.The trick is to strike a balance that gives the public access to the crown jewel of the National Parks System while ...

Explore Our Parks with Nature Valley Hiking Maps

July 13, 2009, 2:04 pm
With longer days, summer work hours and clear skies, summer is the time to get outside and explore our national parks. And, now you can you can see more of Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks than you ever imagined! We’ve teamed up with Nature Valley to bring you closer to the parks you ...

A book of travel stories from early visitors to Yosemite Valley

July 13, 2009, 8:04 am
Hank Johnston has done a terrific job of collecting eleven stories about early Yosemite Valley travel that will take you away to yesteryear. You can almost hear their voices as these Yosemite visitors tell their tales of discovery and adventure in Ho! For Yo-Semite: By Foot, Horseback, Horse-Stage, Horseless Carriage, ...

Tuolumne Meadows the soul of Yosemite

July 9, 2009, 11:44 am
No matter how many times I visit Tuolumne Meadows, it always feels like the first time.During the 3 1/2-hour drive from Fresno, familiar Yosemite landmarks go by in a blur. First El Capitan, next the Crane Flat turnoff to Tioga Pass Road, then Olmsted Point with its hazy view ...

Rock threat danger closes part of Yosemite lodging

July 8, 2009, 8:02 am
Officials with the National Park Service say they will close part of a popular lodging complex at Yosemite National Park because an unstable cliff has created the potential for deadly rockfall.Park officials said Friday 233 cabins will close permanently, or about one-third of the lodging units available at Curry ...

Canon Photography in the Parks workshops in Yosemite National Park

June 2, 2009, 2:05 pm
This month, commune with Mother Nature with American Park Network and Canon while you learn how to take better digital photography at our 4th annual Photography in the Park workshops. Beginners and seasoned photographers alike will benefit from guidance and diretion offered by our team of  expert photographers, all  ...

Yosemite park ranger to depict the story of Buffalo Soldiers at REI event

June 2, 2009, 7:19 am
On Tuesday evening the Sacramento REI store will be visited by a ghost from the past when Shelton Johnson, a ranger at Yosemite National Park, takes on the character of one of the buffalo soldiers who cared for the park a century ago. Shelton -- an award-winning interpreter who ...

Hiking to the top of Yosemite Falls

June 1, 2009, 8:08 am
Built between 1873 and 1877, the trail to the top of Yosemite Falls is one of the oldest -- and steepest -- in Yosemite National Park. Rangers recommend setting aside six to eight hours to complete the hike.The Yosemite Falls trail head can be found behind Camp 4, Yosemite ...