Yosemite National Park

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CREATES DRAFT YOSEMITE VALLEY PLAN

Yosemite National Park Fees To Increase In March

Visitors to Yosemite National Park will pay more to enter and camp overnight, under fee hikes that start March 1.

01/30/2015

A motion-sensitive camera took this picture of the Sierra Nevada red fox. (Credit: Yosemite National Park)

Sierra Nevada Red Fox Spotted At Yosemite For First Time In Nearly A Century

A Sierra Nevada red fox has been spotted at Yosemite for the first time in nearly 100 years, park officials announced Wednesday.

01/28/2015

Climbers who summitted the Dawn Wall section of El Capitan show their fingertips. (Credit: CBS)

Climbers Reach Top Of Yosemite’s El Capitan, Becoming First To Free-Climb Dawn Wall

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson became the first to free-climb the rock formation’s Dawn Wall, a feat that many had considered impossible. They used ropes and safety harnesses to catch themselves in case of a fall, but relied entirely on their own strength and dexterity to ascend by grasping cracks as thin as razor blades and as small as dimes.

01/14/2015

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Climbers Expected To Reach Top Of Yosemite Peak Soon

Two climbers vying to finish the once-seemingly impossible challenge of scaling a sheer slab of granite in California’s Yosemite National Park without climbing aids are closing in on the top of the 3,000-foot peak.

01/14/2015

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Men’s Free Climb Of El Capitan Enters Second Week

Two men continue to free climb one of the most difficult routes in the world: a half-mile section of exposed granite in California’s Yosemite National Park.

01/05/2015

DOG ROCK FIRE COURTESY NATIONAL PARK SVS

Report: Wing Of Yosemite Fire Air Tanker Tore Off

Federal investigators say a California firefighting aircraft that crashed while battling a wildfire in Yosemite National Park might have struck a tree and torn off a wing as it approached the blaze.

10/15/2014

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Rim Fire: Defense Attorney Argues Feds Withholding Evidence Collected Against Keith Matthew Emerald

The 32-year-old has pleaded not guilty to a four-count indictment stemming from last year’s Rim Fire, which burned 400 square miles of the Sequoia National Forest, including parts of Yosemite National Park.

10/14/2014

DOG ROCK FIRE COURTESY NATIONAL PARK SVS

Containment Of Dog Rock Fire Up To 95 Percent

Fire crews have significantly increased their containment of a fire at the edge of Yosemite National Park where an air-tanker pilot fighting the blaze died last week.

10/12/2014

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NTSB Investigating Plane Crash At Yosemite That Killed Pilot

An air tanker sent to take on a wildfire smashed into a canyon wall on the edge of Yosemite National Park, killing the pilot, sending wreckage tumbling to the ground below and leaving onlookers shocked at the grim spectacle.

10/08/2014

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Pilot Dies In Plane Crash At Yosemite National Park During Fight Against Dog Rock Fire

The park issued an evacuation order for the Foresta Area of Yosemite because of the wildfire.

10/07/2014

Generic photo of a California bear. (Photo by MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Yosemite Park’s Black Bears Going High Tech

New GPS collars are intended to help park rangers remain smarter than the average bear.

09/23/2014

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Weed Takes Stock After Wind-Driven Boles Fire Destroys Or Damages 150 Homes In Lumber Town

In just a few hours, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged 100 homes, the saw mill and a church. At times, the fire moved so fast that residents had only a few minutes to get out of the way.

09/16/2014

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