Yosemite National Park

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Drought Means Booming Business At Tiny Yosemite Post Office

The phone rings a lot at the Tuolumne Meadows Post Office, which is run by two guys in a room that is too small to be an office. It’s so small and far away, they’re still waiting on new stamps.

07/17/2015

This weekend's storm has brought a fresh dumping of snow to the Sierra Nevada. Here, Yosemite's legendary Half Dome is coated with some powder. (Credit: Yosemite Conservancy/NWS)

‘Impressive’ Sheet Of Rock Falls From Yosemite’s Half Dome

Officials at Yosemite National Park say a massive sheet of rock has fallen from the vertical face of Half Dome on the most popular route used by climbers.

07/07/2015

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Small Wildfire In Mariposa County Prompts Evacuations

Firefighters are battling a small wildfire that sparked the evacuation of rural homes outside of Yosemite National Park.

06/07/2015

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Drought Has Yosemite National Park Waterfalls Hitting Peak Early

Park rangers say now is the time to come to come to Yosemite since the waterfalls are at their best. They say the falls have reached their strongest point earlier than in previous years because of melting the snowpack. They saw the scene isn’t expected to last.

05/22/2015

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Graham Hunt: Climber Lived Full Life Before Yosemite BASE Jumping Accident

Graham Hunt’s friend says the 29-year-old lived a full life despite his young age before his death over the weekend in a Yosemite BASE jumping accident.

05/18/2015

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Dean Potter: BASE Jumper Who Died In Yosemite Remembered In Sacramento

Abnormal doesn’t describe the things Potter has done. He started out climbing, scaling the unforgiving granite faces of Yosemite without a safety line, earning him worldwide fame.

05/18/2015

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Extreme Athlete Dean Potter Dies In BASE Jumping Accident At Yosemite

A Yosemite National Park spokesman says extreme athlete Dean Potter and another man have died in a BASE jumping accident.

05/17/2015

Half Dome (Photo Credit: Randy Yagi)

Half Dome Opens Early Because Of No Snow In Yosemite

The cables to the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park are opening three weeks ahead of schedule because of the low snowpack.

04/29/2015

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Yosemite National Park Now Home To Endangered Bighorn Sheep

Between 1914 and 1986, no bighorn roamed Yosemite, and statewide their numbers hit a low of about 100. The animals were placed on the federal endangered species list in 1999.

03/30/2015

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CHP Helicopter Rescues Hiker Stranded On Cliff Near Yosemite Falls

One of the officers’ helmet cameras was rolling when officers in a helicopter hoisted up a stranded hiker from a ledge hundreds of feet high in Yosemite National Park this morning.

03/28/2015

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CREATES DRAFT YOSEMITE VALLEY PLAN

UPDATE: Man Reported Missing In Yosemite National Park Found Alive

Officials say the 20-year-old man missing for two days in Yosemite National Park has been found.

03/23/2015

The fire can be seen from Sentinel Dome Cam. (Credit: Yosemite Conservancy/NWS Sacramento)

Best National Parks Near Sacramento

For a wonderful day of entertainment and history, nearby national parks are a natural for visiting.

03/14/2015

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