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  • Sequoia National in Pictures
    Three spectacular sisters of the National Park System: Part I - Sequoia National
    Having just completed a sensational five day excursion through the magnificent three sisters of the southern Sierra's, Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks, I am overwhelmed by the immense beauty, spectacular vistas and enormous...
  • Yosemite National Park 'Glacier Point Road' already open
    Yosemite National Park 'Glacier Point Road' already open
    According to a report by FoxNews, a road that leads to an awesome lookout point is already open in Yosemite National Park. Glacier Point Road is usually closed until late May because of heavy snow, and last year, that park road to the lookout...
  • Trail sign in Yosemite National Park
    Yosemite entrance and camping fees to increase March 1
    On January 30, 2015, the National Park Service announced its decision to increase entrance and campground fees at Yosemite National Park. Beginning March 1, 2015, the single vehicle entrance fee will will be $30 per vehicle April through October...
  • Rare red fox spotted in Yosemite National Park
    First Sierra Nevada red fox in nearly 100 years spotted in Yosemite
    The National Parks Service has just confirmed the first Yosemite National Park sighting of the native Sierra Nevada red fox in almost a century. This threatened species, Vulpes vulpes necator, is considered among the most rare mammals on the...
  • California Whitewater River Rafting At Its Best
    Experience Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions in Yosemite
    Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions has specialized in California whitewater river rafting trips, and since 1973. They run four rivers and guarantees that rafters will not find a more exciting rafting trip experience anywhere.According to their website ...
  • Yosemite
    Yosemite and the 150th Anniversary of National Parks
    On March 27, 1851, a gold miner named James Savage, led a group of militia into the rugged Sierra Nevada mountains of central California in search of Tenaya, chief of the Ahwahneeche people. The tribespeople had burned Savage’s trading post,...
  • Yosemite National Park Tioga Pass
    Comment periods closing soon for proposed national park entrance fee increases
    In case you hadn't heard, the National Park Service has proposed entrance fee increases at Yosemite National Park and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. A 30-day public engagement period began with the announcements and will end on...
  • Tioga Pass fall colors
    Tioga Pass fall colors
    We live in an astounding area. There are more things to do around the greater Sacramento area than can be done in one lifetime.The pacific ocean is a couple of hours away. The foothills outside of Sacramento, in El Dorado and Placer counties, are...
  • Bears in Yosemite National Park
    New GPS project will track Yosemite's bears
    Yosemite National Park officials announced last week that they will implement real-time GPS technology in a new project aimed at tracking the park's black bear population. The project, made possible by a nearly $70,000 contribution from the...
  • Meadow Fire
    Wildfire closes area near Yosemite's Half Dome
    ABC30 Action News reported on September 7, 2014, that a wildfire has broken out inside Yosemite National Park in the vicinity of Half Dome. The fire reported started around midday and prompted evacuations of the area and an emergency rescue of...
  • Brad Parker falls to his death on Yosemite climb
    Brad Parker dies: Climber gets a 'yes' to marriage proposal before fatal fall
    Brad Parker asked the love of his life to marry him after climbing Cathedral Peak together in Yosemite National Park on Saturday and she accepted. A few hours later Parker was dead after falling off the rocks he had climbed many times in the past...
  • The devastation of forest fire
    Tuolumne County man charged with starting Rim Fire
    A federal grand jury in Fresno, CA today chargedKeith Matthew Emerald, 32, of Columbia, with starting a fire last year that became the largest recorded fire in the Sierra Nevada and the third largest in the state. More than 250,000 acres in the...
  • Yosemite climber falls: 26-year old falls 30 feet, bold chopper rescue ensues
    Yosemite climber falls: 26-year old falls 30 feet, bold chopper team rescues him
    The Yosemite climber who fell 30 feet down Yosemite’s Cathedral range on Sunday before noon was a 26-year-old man from Palo Alto in California. After his fall, the Yosemite rock climber was rescued by a helicopter and a pair of Yosemite...
  • Yosemite road information sign
    Yosemite's Glacier Point Road reopens
    National Park Service officials in Yosemite National Park reopened Glacier Point Road to vehicle traffic yesterday, April 14 -- a sign that fair season access to the backcountry will soon be available. The road closes annually due to winter...
  • Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park
    Rockfall closes trail to Rancheria Falls in Yosemite
    National Park Service officials at Yosemite National Park reported on April 7 that a rockfall has closed the trail to Rancheria Falls near Hetch Hetchy. Approximately 400 feet of the popular trail was destroyed by the impact of falling rock...
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